Gold Fu Dezhong Pot
The Gold Fu Dezhong Pot is a purple clay teapot in the Qing Dynasty. The bell is an ancient Chinese musical instrument used by the imperial family. This pot is another good one in the representative work of the light element model created by the tycoon. The shape of the vessel is dignified and stable, the proportion is coordinated, the structure is rigorous, the mud color is purple run, is the best azure mud color. The performance of skills has reached the peak of the traditional basic skills of Zisha.
The body of the pot has an excellent feel, comfortable touch, and simple shape. As a classic style, both old and new collectors can easily get started. Suitable for brewing different kinds of tea.
Introduction to Yixing Zisha (Source: https://www.teapotandtea.com/overview-of-the-magical-yixing-zisha-clay/)
Yixing Zisha — Purple Sand — is the umbrella term for all raw clay materials found around Dingshuzhen, a town near the city of Yixing, in the Jiangsu province of China. Most Zisha comes from a particular place, called Huanglongshan, aka the Yellow Dragon Mountain. Yixing Zisha from this area is usually identified with the prefix “Benshan”, which means “Original Mountain”.
The Main Categories of Yixing Zisha
The names for each type of Zisha have unique origins. Most of the names come from the color of the clay after firing. These include some of the main categories of Zisha, like Zini (purple clay), Hongni (red clay), and Zhuni (vermillion clay). An exception to this is Lüni (green clay), which refers to the color of the raw material. (personal note: In my opinion, it’s more gray than green, but I wasn’t the one who named it… ).
Aside from the previous main categories, there’s one more: Duanni/Tuanni. Originally it was called Tuanni (group or mixed clay), which referred to a mixture of different kinds of Zisha. Most people were illiterate at that time, and in the Yixing dialect the words Tuan and Duan sounded quite similar, so the two characters changed. Nowadays it’s called Duanni. It didn’t help that there was another character, also Duan, that meant “Satin” as a color, which was a common color of the clay after firing.
Zini Purple Clay
Zini is the most popular and the most common of all Zisha. It is the original clay which gave Yixing its fame, centuries ago. The “Yixing Purple Sand Mineral”, by Zhu Zewei, also known as “The Zisha Standard”, distinguishes 21 kinds of Zini. The distinctions are based on their composition, location from which they were mined, and the depth they were mined. Some notable variants that we’ll talk about are Dicaoqing, Qinghuini, and Tianqingni.
Zini from Huang Long Shan Mine No. 2
Zini from Huang Long Shan Mine No. 2
Zini has good plasticity, high strength, low shrinkage during firing, and generally good performance through the whole process of making a teapot. Because of its ease-of-use, it became the most popular material during the dynasties, allowing historical potters to make many of the famous shapes and designs that are still common to this day.
Furthermore, because of Zini’s porous structure, it could greatly improve the taste of the low-quality tea the common people drank in those times. The color of the finished Zini teapot is usually composed of various shades of brown and purple.
Gold Fu Dezhong Pot Details:
- Length: 10.5 cm.
- Width: 7 cm.
- Height: 6.5 cm.
- Weight: 130 g.
- Capacity: 120cc.
- Raw material: YinXing Red clay.
- Author: Fang Yanling (Craft artist).
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