Yixing Zisha Base Clay King Chau Shipiao Teapot
This Shipiao shape Yixing teapot is fully handmade as an attribute to the Well honored & Lengendary Yixing Teapot Craftman Mr Ku King Chau. This teapot is made of yixing zisha base clay , holds approximately 220ml and features a multihole-ball filter and tight-fitting lid. Due to the shape and construction, this pot gives off a very high pitches and resonant sound when contact is made with the lid. It also includes a certificate from the artist indicating the artist’s name, teapot shape and clay composition.
Please note that the clay type indicated on the certificate reads “original mine base clay” (原礦底槽清).
Zisha (‘purple sand’) describes the reddish-brown color of the sedimentary soil which settled in ancient lakes and is now buried deep underground. The clay is compressed under heavy sedimentary rock formations throughout the Yixing region, southwest of Shanghai, in China’s Jiangsu province. Huanglong Mountain near Dingshu township has been the source of high quality purple clay ore for centuries. The mountain itself is rather ordinary – neither grand or pretty – but it is 350 million years old.
These teapots are prized because their unglazed surfaces absorb traces of the beverage and develop a patina, which enhances the taste, color and aroma of fine tea.
Yixing Zisha Base Clay King Chau Shipiao Teapot (220ml) (Name Carving)
Material : Zisha Clay ( Base Clay : 原礦底槽清 )
Volumn : 220 ml
Length: 13.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Height: 6 cm
Artist : Tai Sun Kwong ( 戴晨光 )
Certificate : Available
Custom Made Name Carving : Available
Date of Creation : 2017