The Beauty of Yixing

“The old teapot is dif­fer­ent from the newer teapot because… the crafts­man­ship is very obvious.”

“It’s abil­ity… when it’s per­fect, but not mechanic. When it’s mechanic — it’s like you are print­ing a straight line with a com­puter, using a printer. But if you draw a per­fect line with your bare hand, that’s the beauty of art.”

Kingston teaches us about a pair of late Qing dynasty Shui Ping style Yix­ing teapots — made of Duan Ni clay — for King Rama V of Thailand.

After­wards, lead­ing lady Dae took some great pho­tos of the pots.

4 thoughts on “The Beauty of Yixing

  1. Thank you for the great blog, very infor­ma­tive. I wanted to know how the pot was cleaned so well as I have a pot I have boiled a few times and can­not get a sent old tea off of it. Any suggestions.

  2. Long soak in very mild bleach solu­tion.
    Then a wash­ing out and a few changes of clean water, of course.

  3. Thank you for your won­der­ful blog!
    Do you know for which type of tea that teapot is used by its owner? Dua Ni is great mys­tery for me…

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