Stone yellow mud, out of Zhaozhuang Mountain, is a stone bone that has not touched the wind and sun. The pottery turned into cinnabar. ——Ming. Zhou Gaoqi's "Yangxian Teapot Fu"
This is the record of Zhaozhuang Zhuni in the literature.
Zhaozhuang's vermilion mud has been excavated and utilized since the Ming Dynasty. Because of its long history and high quality, it is quite famous at home and abroad. Among these many vermilion muds, the wrinkled vermilion mud is the most precious. Today's "pear-shaped purple clay pot" is made of Zhaozhuang's wrinkled leather and vermilion clay.
Zhaozhuang wrinkled-skinned vermicelli, because of the difficulty of excavation and the difficulty of finding ore sources, coupled with the special old taste after firing, it is also called a rare player-level mud along with the small coal kiln vermilion. The small coal kiln Zhu Ni plays with its tenderness and beauty, and Zhaozhuang Zhu Ni plays with his rough and old taste. From the hard ore under the Huangshi Mine to the real cinnabar mud, it takes 5-6 times in the middle. Repeated kiln firing will shape its texture to achieve the optimal state. The long mineralization time also endows this pot with extremely heavy sand and oil properties. The illusion that precious mud materials are often difficult to tame, and the high rate of defective products has become a feature of wrinkled vermilion mud that people love and hate. The finished product can see many vertical folds, such as the ravines imprinted on it. Wrinkles have only occasionally appeared on a few Ming and Qing old vermilion pots. They are full of ancient meaning. They are the unique features of Zhaozhuang's wrinkled vermilion mud. There are many small black spots on the body of the pot, which is rich in vermilion mud. The iron precipitated on the surface of the pot at high temperature. When the pot was made, it was not deliberately blended to cover up, but kept its original flavor.
All hand-made pots, 65ml of craftsmanship, exquisite and round, plump and elegant, the origin of the standard pear-shaped pot has a long history, Mr. Feng Xianming edited "Chinese Ancient Ceramics Atlas" believes that "the pear-shaped pot, one of the pot styles, begins with In the Yuan Dynasty, it was popular in the Ming Dynasty, and it was named after its shape resembling a pear." Mr. Geng Baochang also said in the book "Ming and Qing Porcelain Appraisal": "The pear pot is named because it resembles a pear in shape. It was first fired in the Yuan Dynasty. After that, the Ming and Qing dynasties lasted for a long time." The body of the pot is shaped like a pear, with a bulging belly and a round rhythm. The cover is arched and tangent to the body. There is a pot in Chaoshan area. There is a saying that "there is no pear style in the hand, and it is difficult to tell the story". This pot is quite similar to the early pear style pot in style, style and charm. The wrinkled-skin vermilion mud blessing has a natural sense of age. The vermilion mud has a strong mud texture and good tea-making properties, which is beneficial to Titian; the pear-shaped pot reserves a suitable stretching space for the tea leaves, which is conducive to the release of tea quality. The two are compatible. , which is both practical and beautiful.