Red Gourd Yixing Clay Pot
A gourd-shaped yixing clay tea pot symbolizing prosperity. The red clay is unembellished, showcasing its well-crafted symmetry and double knob lid handle.
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The hu lu gourd shape of this small red clay tea pot symbolizes prosperity for future generations, like the plentiful seeds in a gourd. The unembellished design requires great skill from the sculptor, as there are no decorations to distract from any imperfections in symmetry. Since yixing pots are made by pounding out slabs of clay to the appropriate thickness and then shaping them into three dimensions, the sloping sides of this pot provide an additional challenge. The only adornment is the unusual double-knob lid handle. Capacity 200mL.
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.