Yixing teapot in the Lotus Seed traditional form in Zitao fine clay from Yunnan
Not all productions by more established artists bare the signature of the maker. This is a popular phenomenon in the world of Yixing teapots. Artists do this to protect the price of their signed works, while getting more sales from unsigned ones. Connoisseurs who know and need the teapots for the artistic skills and material, but not care as much whether the artist name is on it would collect these. These “Bare Hands” pots are such works by the established artist Wang Zhi Ping. Bare Hand is one of his anonyms.
This pot is a great example of how a Zitao teapot is different from an Yixing one. Alterations in kiln conditions can change the colour of the finished piece in potteries. In Yixing pots, the change is throughout the material. In Zitao, it can be kept to only the surface. That is why you see the difference in colour between the surface and the core as the artist scrap the brim when detailing.
The Lotus Seed traditional form style is a great general purpose teapot. The particular size and pour speed of this particular one is excellent for gongfu infusion approach in different parameters.
All Yixing teapots at Tea Hong are delivered with a pull-string towel sack in a collector box with cushions inside.
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.
The wide opening of Lampshade Shooter makes it more efficient in lowering the temperature of the tea for sipping quite immediately after infusion. It is exceptional in helping to maintain the tea’s maximum tactile quality and ergonomically facilitative for sipping most enjoyably. 3 cups per box
Artist: Li Qiang, National Associate Master Industrial Artist
Pot name: Zhizhu (Wisdom — Prajñā) 2012
Pot style: Sangbian
Material: Zisha (with duan-ni granules)
Capacity: 255 ml