Yixing purple clay teapot has a long history in China. It not only has high practical value, but also has high artistic value. As for some antique-grade Yixing teapots, they are even more valuable. Yixing teapots have been collectors since ancient times. Favorite collection treasure, today I will share with you a Zhou Pi Zhu Ni 120cc pear-shaped Zisha teapot. Speaking of Zhu Ni, Zhaozhuang must be mentioned, because Zhaozhuang's Zhuni has been excavated and utilized since the Ming Dynasty. It is quite a bit like the birthplace of vermilion. Zhaozhuang vermilion has always been famous at home and abroad because of its long history and high quality. "Player-level mud" ordinary vermicelli is generally produced from the tender mud layer on the surface, and it is mostly small lumps when excavated, while this batch of wrinkled vermicelli from Zhaozhuang is produced under the Yellowstone ore layer, and the pieces are hard when excavated. The ore of the sintered ore has a high degree of oiliness and strong sandiness after firing. It is a good material that can be called "cinnabar mud" in the true sense. After the mud is fired, it shows a special old taste. Together with the small coal kiln vermicelli, it is also called a rare player-level mud. If the small coal kiln vermicelli is played with its delicate and beautiful, Zhaozhuang vermicelli plays. It is its rough and old taste. The long mineralization time has endowed this batch of Zhaozhuang wrinkled vermilion mud with extremely heavy sandy and oily properties. It always gives people the illusion that the pulp is out of the pulp before soaking, and the more precious it is. The more difficult to control the mud material, Zhaozhuang wrinkled skin Zhu mud is no exception. Its shrinkage ratio has reached the limit of Zhu Ni shrinkage (over 30%). When the finished product is used, its large vertical folds can be easily seen, with deep vertical and horizontal lines, such as the ravines imprinted on it. I have seen it by chance on an old cinnabar clay pot in the Qing Dynasty, and it is full of ancient meaning. In order to burn out the optimal state of this batch of cinnabar mud, it was repeated 5-6 times before and after the final burn to finalize its texture. In this process, the defective rate The impact of the amazing shrinkage ratio can also be seen from the wall of the pot. The full wrinkles all describe the life and death test this pot has undergone in the secret. If you look closely, there are many small black spots on the body of the teapot. This is the surface of the teapot which is precipitated from the iron rich in vermilion mud ore at high temperature. It is a player-level mud material. Original old taste.
"Standard Pear Style" The pot shape of this pot is the standard pear style, which has a long history. If you read the authoritative book "Jingxi Zhuni" in China, this pear is quite similar to the early pear style pots in terms of style, style and charm. For the resemblance, with the old-fashioned Zhaozhuang mud, it really makes people feel like crossing time and space. The 120ml style, gathers fragrance and saves tea, so that it can be used for tea tasting. Hold it in your hand, the whole pot is plump and elegant, soft and beautiful. , Small and delicate, no less than palm beads.
The author of this pot, Mr. Xu Linfeng, a national-level arts and crafts artist, was born in 1970. For more than 30 years, he has continued to learn and innovate, and is deeply loved by collectors. Purple clay works are all hands-on and meticulous from mud selection, production, and molding. Because of the many factors such as deformation and cracking of vermilion mud during production, the craftsmanship requirements for pot makers are also particularly high.