Tall Hat Golden Traced Guangxi Nixing Teapot

230 mL

This rounded teapot has a domed “tall hat” style lid, and its body has been lightly carved and traced with gold on a background of stunning bronze-colored Guangxi Nixing clay. One side displays a peaceful scene of a fisherman in his boat below blooming tree branches, while the other side is detailed with 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

About Unglazed Clay

Unglazed clay absorbs aromas and flavors easily, and the tea you make in it seasons it over time. To keep within a similar flavor profile, most people dedicate a specific teapot for brewing just one type of tea, like Dan Cong wulong or sheng puer. To clean, just rinse your pot off with boiling water. Avoid washing with soap.

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