Golden Bird and Lotus Guangxi Nixing Teapot

230 mL

A low scoop-shaped teapot with a wide mouth, lightly carved and painted with gold on a background of stunning bronze-colored Guangxi Nixing clay. One side shows a patch of blooming lotus with a small bird perching on the stem of a flower gone to seed, while the other side bears a few graceful calligraphic characters.


1 in stock

The fine-grain, unglazed Nixing clay of this teapot has a natural polished shine that is exquisitely silken to the touch.

During firing in the kiln, this teapot developed a bronzed finish that accentuates the dark, purple-brown body with bronze-red at the edges and handles of the pot. The natural gradient between colors is slightly irregular, like a diffuse cloud, with faint wispy marks around the spout from the fine workings of the sculptor’s tools. As such, each piece is unique, and only one of this particular pot is available.

What is Guangxi Nixing Clay?

Nixing pottery from Guangxi is one of the four famous types of natural clay pottery recognized in China for its distinct appearance, unique origin, and rich cultural history. Its purple-red clay develops a unique gradient of color while firing in the kiln, making each piece unique. Learn more about Guangxi Nixing pottery here.

  • Origin: Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
  • Clay: Unglazed Nixing clay
  • Capacity: 230mL