Friday, 9 August 2013

Round teapot by Fan Yafang

Fan Yafang, a potter of Yixing, was active during the 1970s and 80s.

Alans Museum has a teapot by Fan acquired in the late 1980s. The design is what people called the imitation of tradition shape. The teapot has two colours developed as the temperature of the kiln was not controlled properly. Some part of the teapot has a light brown colour while the other part has a deep purple colour. One interesting thing about this teapot is that when hot water is poured into the teapot, the two colours combines into one. The teapot glows to give a silvery white colour, resembling that of the traditional zisha colour.

Fan Yafang's teapot

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