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Chinese YiXing Zisha Teapot - Fish / Chinese Calligraphy #61
Teapot: 5.25" x 3.5" x 3" (13.5cm x 9cm x 7.5cm)
This traditional Chinese YiXing ZiSha teapot is decorated with Fish on one side, and Chinese calligraphy symbols on the other side.
In the Chinese culture, the fish symbolizes prosperity and wealth.
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 (called zisha teapots).
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.
100% Handcrafted Chinese teapot.