Bamboo Carved Stone Scoop Zi Ni Yixing Teapot
A wide-mouth Yixing teapot with a broad base, ideal for brewing large-leaf teas. Simply decorated with a few carved bamboo details in fine dark purple zi ni clay.
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A Yixing teapot made in a variation on the traditional shipiao hu “stone ladle” shape. This form typically has a wide base that is larger than the top of the pot. However, this pot’s straight sides are more steeply angled than usual, creating a wide mouth at the top that makes it very easy to accommodate large-leaf teas.
The pot is sparsely adorned with a few strokes of carved bamboo and subtle bamboo joints on the handles and spout. The dark unglazed clay has a smooth matte finish.
This teapot is made from one of the darkest shades of purple zi ni clay. While the raw material is purple, during firing the clay turns to a cool-toned shade of dark brown that is very distinct from the warmer red and yellow shades of Yixing clay.
- Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
- Clay: Zi ni (紫泥) – Unglazed purple Yixing clay
- Capacity: 190mL