It was said that such teapots was the design of a famous poet Su Tongpo who lived during the Song dynasty era with the famous Tongpo overhead handle pot.
Over the years, I have collected a few teapots with overhead handle. They come with different shapes and sizes. Some come with a metal handle made of brass and both the rim and base are cladded with metal. The whole teapot is polished to a very glossy shine.
In other designs the handle and the teapot body are of the same clay material. Such teapots are not ideal for export as the handles usually break during transit. Hence not many potters like to make such teapots.
|This elegant design is cute and lovely|
|A design from sections of a bamboo|
|A globular design created by an old master|
|Made in the late Qing dynasty|
|Polihsed teapot more than a hundred years old|
|Famous teapot of the republic era|
|A pear-shape pot|
|Lotus leave design|
|Gu Zingzhou's creation|