Pear Style Yixing Teapot by Master Gao & Xu's Studio

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Pear Style Yixing Teapot // By Masters Gao & Xu's Studio

Fully Hand Made in Dingshu Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China

Approximate measurements: 8cm x 6cm x 5.5cm 110ml. 7 hole filter spout.

Perfect form and true beauty with highly experienced skilled craftsmanship and quality original material comes this fully handmade teapot. The Pear crafted with smooth, seamless flow, creating a delicate organic form reflecting nature itself. The Pear is classic style of Yixing teapot, a style which is believed to have been first designed by the ancient Master Chang, Jun De. A joyous and practical teapot made from Zini clay, deep plum purple in tone with finer particulates and a lustrous surface. Great attention has been made to show the finer subtleties of this teapot, the high profile form, mushroom shaped button atop the domed lid, perfectly formed spout and handle. Decorated with carved words - 勺水注之吉 ~ “Drinking tea will give you success and good fortune” would be a loose translation. This teapot has perfect proportions, even weight and balance with an exquisite pouring arch with great control. A pure classic!

Zini clay has a great porous quality with tiny granular corrugations on the surface, it is intended to, in time, absorb the flavours and aromas from the oils of the tea to further enhance your tea drinking experience. Likewise, in time the outer surface may take on a desirable patina and a subtle shine. For this reason it is often thought to be good practice to brew one type of tea in Yixing teapot. With its higher heat retention in mind, teas we would recommend for this pot, brewed in a gong fu style matter would be either Wuyi Rock Oolong, Black Tea or Puerhs.

Master Gao & Master Xu's Studio was founded in 2000, with a combined experience of more 70 years experience of refining, preparing the clay and skilfully crafting these teapots. Their practice exclusively uses the original Yixing purple clay from Huanglong Mountain and continue to refine and prepare the clay ore material through natural time honoured methods.

All our Yixing teapots come boxed with certificates issued by each artist.