Persimmon Duan Ni Yixing Clay Pot
A persimmon-shaped pot with handles and spout carved into the shape of branches. Made from pale duan ni yixing clay with a sandy speckled texture.
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This sculpted tea pot is shaped like a persimmon fruit, with decoratively carved handles and spout resembling branches. Its pale clay is a variant of yellow duan ni yixing clay, with specks of lighter clay that look like white sesame seeds. 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. This pot has a built-in strainer behind the spout. Capacity 225 mL.
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.