Friday, 9 August 2013

Square bamboo teapot

This is a teapot whose design came from a section of a square bamboo. The teapot is made from a purple zisha clay. As it was made during the 1970s, the words China Yixing were engraved at the bottom. The name of the potter was Meihong, engraved at the inside of the cover.

The clay is of a high quality zisha clay, as can be seen from the glossy look when the teapot was wiped with a soft cloth. Square teapot with certain design is not easy to make as the sides are joined together and the cover has to fit nicely to the body. Distortion and warpage are often defects associated with square teapots after firing due to stress concentration at the corners of the teapot.
Square bamboo teapot

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