Lotus Seed Carved Yunnan Black Jianshui Teapot

250 mL

A subtle work of art made from polished Yunnan Jianshui clay like black velvet, sculpted into the classic round Xishi teapot form. The pot is unadorned pure black except for a single large, stunningly detailed design of a lotus seed pod in textured shallow relief carving. The carving is highlighted by a faint blush of purple-red clay within and around the crisp lines.


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The smooth surfaces of this teapot’s dense clay have been well-polished to a velvety-soft matte finish.

A slightly lighter color of natural purple-red clay has been seamlessly blended into the surface of the teapot beneath the carvings to accentuate their designs against the pure black background.

As individual handcrafted artworks, each teapot is unique. Only one of this particular design is available.

About Yunnan Jianshui Clay

Jianshui pottery from Yunnan is one of the four famous types of natural clay pottery recognized in China for its distinct appearance, unique origin, and rich cultural history. Jianshui clay is mixed from a blend of five different locally sourced clay colors and often decorated with contrasting colors of natural clay either inlaid or painted on. The high density and thick walls of Jianshui clay teapots let them hold higher temperatures for longer, making them ideal for brewing compressed puer teas. Learn more about Yunnan Jianshui Clay here.

  • Origin: Jianshui County, Yunnan Province, China
  • Material: Unglazed Yunnan Black Jianshui clay
  • Capacity: 250mL