Alans Museum has kept quite a few of his teapots. This particular one was modelled on an ancient oriental bell. It is made from the traditional purplish zisha clay and has a trapezium shape with sharp corners and edges, not a good design for engineering products. But then, this is a teapot for making tea; who on earth cares about stress concentration that may lead to eventual failure of an engineering component due to design faults.
|Fan's bell shaped teapot|