Wang Zhi Ping: Squashed Belly ( Bian Fu )
Artist: Wang Zhi Ping
Pot style: Bian Fu ( Squashed Belly )
Material: Zitao Bai-ni ( Yunnan White Zitao Clay )
Capacity: 190 ml
An excellent and modern interpretation of the traditional Bian-fu ( aka Bian Fang Gu ) form style, the precise and delicate modelling of the wheel-thrown teapot demonstrates the fine discipline of the maker. Note that the material is a white clay Zitao, the Yunnan counterpart of Yixing Zisha Duan-ni. It is different in its extra fineness and silky smooth surface. Being an absorbent and non-glazed light colour clay, it is an art on the continuous creation each time it is handled and used. There are a few tiny markings on the inside of the neck left by the artist when he gauged the circumference for fitting the lid.
This particular pot size, form and pouring speed is suitable for larger leaf tea using shorter infusion durations.
For more about Zitao teapots, please read this article: Yunnan Jianshui Zitao Teapots
Packing: Tea towel pull sack in collector’s case
Wang Zhi Ping is one of the few established Zitao teapot artists. We have got his works at an old price and without pot certificates. Otherwise the price will be significantly higher.
Unless otherwise stated, all Yixing teapots are new from the kiln. Please properly clean and prepare them before making tea in them. There is a proper procedure to do that. It is described at:
Yixing Teapots, An Introduction | Tea Guardian
We try our best to represent the colours of all tea accessories, including Yixing teapots in the product photographs. However, there are many factors that we cannot control, including those that affect how the photos are rendered in your computer or mobile device. There maybe interpreted discrepancies between the colour as seen on this site and that of the product you receive.
Please note also that this is a handcrafted object. The size, details in the shape and proportion, ornamental elements, etc may likely be not identical to the particular one in the photograph.