A beautiful object, sometimes stunning at first glance, even if one is unable to describe it in sophisticated terms, the beauty that comes with it is still impressive. Thousands of years of mankind's oldest ceramic craft has been revitalised in Zisha, with a contemporary aesthetic perspective that incorporates ancient techniques, making the overall visual appearance ancient and simple without losing the modern aesthetic sense.
Today Tong Xin She Teahouse recommends this reproduction of Zisha pot by Mr. Tang Binjie, which was auctioned for RMB 2.7 million.
This piece uses the lotus as a metaphor for the word 'harmony', both pronounced "he" and takes the name to promote the idea of 'harmony' in traditional Chinese culture. It is handmade in the studio of my good friend Huang Dan, with a capacity of 150cc. The clay is made from old Duan Ni from the Yellow Dragon Mountains, and this pot is made to resemble a dried lotus flower, the texture of which is as natural as wood. The mouth and handle are in the shape of dried lotus stalks, which is charming and vivid. The base of the pot is concave and convex, and a small lotus seed, gently shaken and tinkling, resembles a thousand lotus seeds gently tapping the lotus pond in the wind. The light, thin body, when held in the palm of the hand, weighs as much as a dried lotus bud, and the teapot weighs only 105 grams. Although it's a reproduction, each pot is slightly different and unique to maintain the natural characteristics of a lotus.