Chinese people like tea since ancient times, so the tea culture and tea set culture have a long history. Among the many tea sets, there is such a kind that is most favored by tea people, which is the silver pot. Due to the differences in the handle, cover, shape and mouth, the silver pots are in various poses and with different expressions. The image of the gourd is one of the most primitive mascots of the Chinese clan. It has the auspicious meaning of blessing and is often used to ward off evil spirits and recruit treasures, with rich connotations.
Today, Tongxinshe Teahouse brought a classic teapot in Mansheng's 18 styles - "Mansheng Gourd Silver Pot".
• Dimensions: W10.5 X H6.5cm • Capacity: 160ml • Weight: 120g • Material: Sterling Silver 999.9 • Process: handmade
The "Hongji Treasure" in Heqing, Yunnan Province began in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty. It has been passed down for five generations and still insists on using traditional pot-making techniques to make pots. Mr. Hong Jike, as the fourth-generation heir of "Hongji Treasure", has mastered a variety of hand-made pots.
Hong Jike, Bai nationality, was born in 1971. The fourth generation successor of "Hung Kee Treasure". The ninth batch of intangible cultural heritage projects in Heqing County, the representative inheritor of silver jewelry forging skills (Heqing silverware forging skills).
Five generations of ancestors are silversmiths. He learned the traditional crafts of gold, silver and copper handicrafts from his father since he was a child. In 1988, he was able to independently complete the production of metal crafts. In 2005, he went to Tibetan areas to engage in the production of Tibetan Buddhist supplies. During this period, he designed and produced "Golden Buddha Statue". In 2007, he returned to his hometown and began to make sterling silver pots and sterling silver tea sets. After more than 30 years of hard work, excellent works have been produced frequently, and the works have been collected many times. The creation style is diversified, with profound meaning and originality.
One punch is a traditional craft, which means that in the process of pot making, the whole body of the pot including the bottom of the pot is made of a single piece of silver, instead of being made separately and then welded.
"One punch" is mainly divided into three levels according to the difficulty of the craft: one punch for the body, one punch for the mouth, and one punch for the mouth and ears, which are rare.
The body of the pot is punched in one piece, which means that the body and the bottom of the pot are punched out of a piece of silver, and the spout is welded to the body of the pot. Although relatively common, pot makers need at least five years of work to master it.
The mouth is punched out, also known as the mouth punched integrated pot. On the basis of the body of the pot, the spout is also punched out of the pot.
The mouth and ears are punched together, and the craftsmanship is even more rare. It is based on the integrated pot with the mouth, and the ears of the pot are also punched from the body of the pot. There are even fewer craftsmen who can master it skillfully, so it is even more precious.
The silver pot is made of pure silver. It is not well known that silver also has a strong bactericidal function. According to medical scientific research, silver is a natural antibiotic, which can kill a variety of bacteria and viruses. Common antibiotics can only kill about six kinds of pathogens; among all metals, silver has the strongest bactericidal effect, and its bactericidal ability is in the number It has been discovered and applied by human beings thousands of years ago, and is widely used in daily life, especially as dining utensils for royal nobles.