Yixing Teapot Style: "Peacock" 美意延年壶
Clay type: Jade Colour Golden Duan Ni 原矿玉彩金砂段泥
Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan
Craft: Fully handmade
Strainer type: 7-hole strainer
Capacity: Approximately 160ml
Height without the lid: 7cm/9cm with lid
One of newest teapot Zhou Shu Yuan has created under her mother - Dong Ya Fang's contribution and supervision. The bottom of the teapot states with the artist Zhou Shu Yuan's seal, and her mother's name "亚芳监制“ Ya Fang Supervision on the right hand side, and on the left states ”道洪传人“ means Dao Hong's successor which this is the first time she is allowed to have the name "Dao Hong" to appear on her work. Dao Hong is his first name, the family name is He, He Dao Hong is one the most prominent Yixing pottery artists. Both Dong Ya Fang and Zhou Shu Yuan learns their pottery skills from He Dao Hong.
This teapot is made with the Jade Colour Golden Duan Ni which is one the rare and top quality clay among the Duan Ni family, the name is named after the appearance of fired clay. The clay contains multi coloured grains with relative large size. Under sunlight, you would notice more colour and sparkling light of high concentration of mica. The teapot is beautifully finished with the rough look but very smooth to touch.
Adorned with a visual of Chinese traditional garden crafted with a peacock standing on a row of rock on one side of the teapot, and “美意延年” means good intentions to prolong life on the other side. This delicate teapot will bring a playfulness to every teatime and feast.
This teapot can be used to brew many types teas, especially oolong teas.
All our Yixing teapots are fully handmade, we only have one of a kind in stock.
We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colours and subtle tones slightly differently. You will notice that the pot shows different colour under different light.
Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teapots should be prepared before using the first time. This is called "opening the pot". It removes the dust/sand from firing the teapot.
We recommend rinsing the teapot under warm water two or three times, then wipe gently inside and outside of the pot with a new non-scratch sponge scourer to remove sediment trapped in the unglazed clay.
Then, filling the teapot with boiling water, wait for 10 minutes, empty the pot; repeat one more time, the new Yixing teapot is ready for use.
Daily cleaning and seasoning
Empty the leaves after each use, rinse with boiling water, drain, wipe water away with clean soft cloth, and then lid off, place the body upside, let it air dry for one or two days.
Do not ever use any detergent or soap than water to clean the pot.
Do not let the potcome into contact with other strong smell such as cooking fume, cigarette smoke, perfume.