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Chinese YiXing Zisha Teapot - Dragon #14
Size: approx. 5.9"W x 5.5"H
This traditional Chinese YiXing ZiSha tea canister set features intricate designs of the Dragon & Phoenix. Dragon represents the male spirit with the Phoenix representing the female spirit.
The dragon represents the male, the yang, and the phoenix represents the female, the yin. The dragon and phoenix together symbolize harmony and the happiness of marriage. The pattern of the dragon and phoenix also means auspiciousness and good luck.
Yixing pottery refers to the unique traditional stoneware made in Yixing, China. They are made from the reddish clay (zisha) found in Yixing area, usually unglazed to display the beauty of the shiny color of the clay. Most of them are teawares. With continued use, the clay becomes seasoned over time - retaining and enhancing the flavor of your tea.
Yixing zisha ware won numerous prizes from International trade exhibitions all over the world. Zisha clay has an excellent plasticity which allows extensive freedom of creation, a small rate of contraction, good in proportions and in dimensions. After firing, the zisha teaware has an appropriate amount of air holes for ventilation such that the teapot can preserve the color, smell and taste of the tea. Also after frequent use and subsequent wiping, the teapot will acquire a natural shine as from pearl and jade stone.
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