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Yixing Zisha Aged Purple Clay Caged Dragon Teapot (445ml)

 

This Caged Dragon Teapot is fully handmade with top quality aged purple clay. This is a big pot with very fine details. The story is about a Caged Dragon drinking at the dragon pond. A lot of details can be found on the pot. The handle is created in the shape of a dragon with the lid comes with a ring depicting the chain on the dragon. One one side of the pot, the dragon pond was carved. On the other side of the body, there is a short poem engraved, saying "厚德載物雅量容人". It means great morality can bring people together.

On thet other hand, saying this big pot has a big capacity to share with friends.

 

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 445ml (+/- 5ml) and features a flat filter and tight-fitting lid. The walls of this teapot are thick,  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 Caged Dragon Teapot (445ml)

$610.00 Regular Price
$549.00Sale Price
  • Material : Zisha Clay ( 30 year old Aged Purple Clay : 30年老紫泥 )


    Volumn : 445 ml

     

    Length: 16 cm
    Width: 11 cm 
    Height: 9.5 cm 

     

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

     

    Artist : Hua Xiaoyan ( 華曉燕 ) - Senior Yixing Pot Artist

     

    Certificate : Available

     

    Gift Box : Available

     

    Date of Creation : 2019

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