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Yixing Zisha Aged Purple Clay Five Anicent Ox Teapot (440ml)


Five Anicent Ox is the work of Han Yu, a painter of the Tang Dynasty. It is the earliest paper painting in the world. The five bull maps have been collected by Song Gaozong Zhao, Yuan Zhaoboang, Zhao Mengfu and Qing Emperor Qianlong. Qianlong was been collecting the five bulls in the Forbidden City. Until 1900, the Eight Allied Forces invaded China. In the 1950s, Five Anicent Ox  painting appeared in an auction in Hong Kong which was praised as one of China’s top ten famous paintings. This pot is an attibute to the humble and previous ox who makes the pillars of chinese culture and history.


The 30 year old aged purple mud is the purple clay of Huanglong Mountain. It was refining and aged since the 1980s, and its existence is limited. It is high fired at about 1180 degrees.  After firing, it is slightly purple and reddish inside , the color is mature and stable, dignified and solemn. After the raising,  there is a hint of imperial glaze in the simplicity which makes it one of the most popular clay type. It goes well with most teas including :Light Roasted Oolongs , Raw & Ripe Puerh, Black , White , Green Teas


This teapot holds approximately 440ml (+/- 5ml) and features a flat filter and tight-fitting lid. The walls of this teapot are relatively thin, but it allows for a very stable and comfortable hand feel that has to be experienced to fully appreciate. It also includes a certificate from the artist indicating the artist’s name, teapot shape and clay composition.


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 Aged Purple Clay Five Anicent Ox Teapot (440ml)

$498.00 Regular Price
$448.20Sale Price
  • Material : Zisha Clay ( 30 year old Aged Purple Clay : 30年老紫泥 )

    Volumn : 440 ml


    Length: 18 cm
    Width: 12 cm 
    Height: 8.5 cm 


    Teas to Match : Light Roasted Oolongs , Raw & Ripe Puerh, Black , White , Green Teas


    Artist : Dai Chen Guang (戴晨光 )


    Certificate : Available


    Gift Box : Available


    Cup : 5 ox cups along with the teapot


    Date of Creation : 2019

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