"A silver pot is the most valuable for boiling water, and a silver pot for making tea."
Compared with "the soil of sand, the brittleness of porcelain, and the rust of iron", among many tea utensils, silver teapots are rare tea utensils that are clean and tasteless, can purify water quality, and enhance the fragrance of tea.
Today, Tongxinshe Teahouse recommends the "Jinshi Youlan Qinquan Tea Silver Pot" from the century-old pot making family "Hongji Treasure" with a capacity of 155ml/9999 sterling silver Seiko "One Dozen", and uses "Hongji Treasure" to pass on from generation to generation Crafted with ingenuity using ancient techniques, it is a rare tea table for personal use and as a gift!
Beginning in the Guangxu period, it has been the "Hongji Treasure" that has been passed down for five generations. It is a national intangible cultural heritage project - Heqing Silver Jewelry Forging Skills Support and Inheritance Workshop, and it is also a rare silver workshop that has been passed down from the Qing Dynasty to the present.
The Hong family is one of the few silver-making families that has passed through the changes of the times and still inherited the traditional silver pot making skills. Since then, he has embarked on the road of silversmithing. No one would have thought that this silversmith has been in business for five generations.
Hong Shanyu (the first generation) is indeed talented in gold and silver work. He entered the industry at a young age and was already a master in the workshop when he was young. The quality of the silver pots produced by "Hung Kee Treasure" is very good. The unique craftsmanship and silver forging skills that have been handed down are inseparable from the serious and rigorous attitude of the ancestors of "Hongji Treasure".
Orchids are gentlemen among flowers. Ancient literati and poets all left works expressing their feelings, using orchids to express their ambitions, and writing about Yulan.
Today, Hong Jike paints and carves with his own hands to create a gold and stone Youlan Qinquan silver teapot.
Its shape is inspired by the "Qinquan pot", which is made in the shape of a weight and is a classic pot shape commonly seen in purple clay pots.
Each piece of orchid and rock lines on the body of the pot is different. Compared with most of the same drawings on the market that are rubbed and then carved, the paintings and engravings of the "Hung Kee Treasure Orchid Series" are particularly special.
The orchids painted by Hong Jike are in place. When the leaves are interspersed, the brush is broken and the meaning is connected, and the bones can be seen in the empty places.
The capacity is about 155ml. It is practical, dignified and elegant, and it is a dazzling silver light on the tea table. The overall shape of the pot is simple and thick, elegant and generous, and the proportion is coordinated, which properly reflects the charm of Qin Quan pot.
The pot is tall, forged by hand with hammered eyes, the hammer pattern is delicate, and the upper part is restrained, which makes people love it. The unique feature is that the body of the pot is made of 9999 sterling silver, and the rock is inlaid with 24k gold. Gold and silver are blended, noble and elegant. on a pot.
Poetry is engraved on the back of the pot, which is from Zheng Banqiao's "Painting Orchid" in the Qing Dynasty. The lid of the pot is arched along the arc of the bell-shaped cover to form a bridge-shaped button. The small hole in the lid is placed on the leaf of the small orchid pattern, which is cleverly designed.
The handle and button of the pot are all made of ebony wood, which can block the heat of boiling water and provide a comfortable grip. The classic color of natural black and silver, together with the silver lock, gives people a simple and elegant silver. The spout is short and fat, the base of the spout is large, the mouth of the spout is small, and dozens of petal-shaped water outlet holes determine the excellent water outlet effect of the silver pot.
The bottom of the pot is also inscribed "Hong Jike System" and printed with the words "pure silver".
The silver pots produced by "Hung Kee Treasures" are all made of 9999 sterling silver. Small pots need to be hammered with about 150,000 hammers, and large pots with about 300,000 hammers to be shaped and produced, which requires a lot of skill. The meticulous craftsmanship makes these silver pots both practical and beautiful. They can be used for boiling water and tea, and they can also be treasured as heirlooms. It is worth buying!