Friday, 2 August 2013

An early 20th century teapot

Alans Museum has a teapot acquired many years ago. The clay is said to be extinct as this clay was no more in production long time ago.

The name on the inside cover as not clearly engraved. But the words Yang Xian Zisha were engraved at the bottom. The teapot is quite big in size. The clay has a light grey colour. When hot water is poured into it, the colour immediate changes to silvery grey, what an awesome sight.

An early 20th century teapot
Chu Kexin, a famous potter and a pioneer in Yixing in the early50s, was known to have made such a design. It was featured in a teapot magazine published in the 1990s.

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