Among the many tea utensils, the silver pot as the top accessory is always the heart of tea people. The ancients said that "water is the mother of tea, and utensils are the father of tea". The tea saint Lu Yu was fond of tea all his life and was good at tea ceremony. . His "Tea Classic" says: "Porcelain and stone are elegant wares. They are not solid in nature, difficult to last, and silver is used to make them clean."
Why is silver more expensive for boiling water and tea?
Tea is delicious: The ancients said that the silver pot of boiling water is "silk like silk", that is, the water is soft and smooth like silk, with a sweet and round taste, which can effectively enhance the taste of tea. It is durable: a handmade silver pot , Durable, not only can be used for a lifetime, but also as a family heirloom passed on to future generations, the silver pot is good, everyone who loves tea understands. But it’s not easy to have a silver pot that you like. First of all, silver pots are made of precious metals and are forged by hand. It takes a long time and often takes more than a month. This is a luxury utensil that consumes labor and materials. Naturally, the price is high. Secondly, the handmade silver pot is time-consuming and laborious, so the output is bound to be scarce. Today, I recommend a 9999 sterling silver silver pot "San Zu Ding Li Pao Cha sterling silver teapot" from a century-old pot. The family "Hongji Treasure", the "Hongji Treasure" located in Heqing, Yunnan, began in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty and has been passed down for five generations. It still insists on using traditional pot making techniques to make pots. The silver pot produced by Hongji Treasure is A rare product, a treasure for use and collection, the pot is made of 9999 sterling silver and has been hammered for thousands of times.
The production of a silver pot requires nearly a hundred processes such as material extraction, silver pressing plate, silver cutting board, pot body, spout out, pot tire repair, engraving, grinding and polishing, etc., and it needs to be repeated during the making process.
Fire, to ensure the balance of weight and weight, and the consistency of the hammer pattern. The success or failure of each step will affect the quality of the silver pot. The silver ingot is melted and poured out, and the silver material is gradually pressed into a silver plate with a tablet machine. The thickness and purity of the silver plate directly affect the silver pot The thickness of the silver plate of the treasure silver pot is 1~1.2mm.
Although it increases the cost and difficulty in the production, it can support any craft, and the effect of the pot body is more full and thick.
After the body of a beating pot comes out, hit the body with a small smooth hammer to perfect the shape of the pot and beat it continuously to make the body round and beautiful. Every time you beat the kettle, you need to heat the kettle body and beat it before annealing and cooling. This is a very long step. It takes hundreds of thousands of times with different types of hammers. It requires enough patience and aesthetics. The pot is the most difficult practical object in silverware. In addition to the basic skills, the craftsman's understanding of the pot itself is particularly important. Hammera
After the silver sheet is heated and annealed, it starts from the outer edge of the silver plate and repeatedly hammers from the outside to the inside, gradually hammering into the required shape of the pot body. This process seems simple, but in fact it is the most sophisticated craftsmanship. The rhythm of the hammering, the uniformity and balance of the pot body are all completed with the clinking sound. A little carelessness is very likely to hammer out cracks, improper kettle body, etc.
Engraved appliques are the main method of making cloud shoulder patterns. First, use the engraving technique to engrave the cloud shoulder patterns on a silver sheet as thin as 1mm.
The whole process should ensure that the texture is clear, but the silver flakes will not be damaged, and the cloud shoulder silver flakes should be kept in good condition.
Then carefully melt it on the body of the kettle. When melting the iron, pay attention to the pattern control and the accuracy of the paste. For the craftsman, it needs very meticulous skill and vision.
Original design: ancient charm and new life. The unique San Zu Ding Li silver tea pot has a round lower abdomen and three small hoof feet, imitating ancient Chinese bronze styles. The lid and body are carved with the Warring States pattern.
• Size: D10.5xH7cm
• Capacity: 130ml
• Weight: 125g
• Material: sterling silver 999.9
• Craft: Purely handmade