Yellow Disc Duan Ni Yixing Teapot

170 mL

A small round Yixing teapot in dark golden-yellow duan ni clay. Its short cylindrical shape has a wide mouth and a sharply tapered narrow foot, making it appear like a floating disc. It’s made up of smooth planes with crisp corners to its angled sides.


2 in stock

This floating disc teapot shape is sometimes called a flying saucer. Its wide mouth makes it easy to place large-leaf tea or a large quantity of tea leaves inside. In addition, its relatively shallow depth, small capacity, and fast pour make it excellent for brewing small batches of strong tea.

The simple geometric design of the pot shows off the dark golden-yellow color of its clay. Yellow duan ni clay is one of the rarer colors of Yixing clay. When fired around 1170-1190°C, it turns a rich golden color, similar to the raw clay. This particular pot has a matte-smooth finish with a grainy texture and shows many small speckles of lighter and darker clay throughout.

  • Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Clay: Duan ni (段泥) – Unglazed yellow Yixing clay
  • Capacity: 170mL