Watermelon clay teapot "truer than true"

$368.00

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Teapot alone 1 teapot 1 cup 1 teapot 2 cups

Watermelon clay teapot "truer than true"

$368.00

variant

Teapot alone 1 teapot 1 cup 1 teapot 2 cups

Truer than true, except that watermelons are often a little bigger! This small Chinese Yixing teapot looks like it came from a nearby garden. Superb "biomimicry" one would say in scientific jargon. No, here the craftsmen have a fabulous brushstroke, with Zisha clay as recourse.

Wonderful rock clay from the Yixing region, the zisha or purple clay, which is becoming rare. This one, loaded with minerals, makes a teapot body with thin and strong walls. The color of the watermelon skin with its pattern is then reproduced in an overglaze based on naturally colored mud paste, it will become one with the tire and will be unalterable. 

purple clay 

Craftsmanship, hand-painted patterns

Origin Yixing City

Style: traditional/retro/Chinese