Painted Yellow Yixing Clay Pot

A yellow yixing clay pot hand painted with other colors of yixing clay. Made from pale duan ni yixing clay with a sandy speckled texture.

$160.00

1 in stock


This tea pot’s pale clay is a variant of yellow duan ni yixing clay, with specks of darker and lighter clay mixed in, creating a grainy texture. Duan ni clay is rarer than the more common red yixing clay. The speckled appearance recalls yixing clay’s other name of “purple sand clay,” named after the purple color of the raw sandy clay before firing. Hand painted in other colors of yixing clay, a flower and butterfly adorn one side of the pot and calligraphy the other. This pot has a built-in strainer bulb behind the spout.

About Yixing Clay

Yixing clay comes from Yixing County in Jiangsu Province. This type of clay is prized for its high levels of iron. Many variants of yixing clay with different characters are sourced from different-colored layers in the soil. Natural colors include various shades and gradients of red, yellow, and purple-brown.

Like all of our yixing clay products, this pot is unglazed. The natural clay remains its original color. Yixing clay absorbs aromas easily, so just rinse it off with boiling water instead of washing with soap.