Saturday, 17 August 2013

Ox's nose teapot

The animal that is very important to farmers in old China is the Ox. It appears in the zodiac sign and every twelve year cycle, there is the year of the Ox.

There is a classic shape in teapot design that typifies the ox. In this design only the nose of the animal is used in the teapot design. The lid is made in such a way that it looks like the nose of the ox. The body is like a cylinder. The unusual design of the lid makes the teapot looks rather elegant.
Ox's nose teapot
This particular teapot is made o red zisha clay. The name Ma Ziyuan was engraved at the bottom of the teapot.

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