Yixing Zisha Shuiping with plum decoration
Volume: 162 ml (16.2 cl)
Weight: 126.7 gr
This teapot is made of dark, soft purple zisha clay. The sound of the cover on the teapot is neither low nor high pitched: the teapot was fired at a good temperature.
Nice craftmanship. Well balanced, it floats on water (= shui ping). The plum or cherry blossom is a popular Chinese symbol for the winter season, the old age, wisdom, hope, because it's a flower that blossoms in winter.
It has a small single hole filter.
This classic shaped Yixing zisha is around 20 years old. It's a good fit for roasted Oolong, or raw puerh.
The seal under the teapot is 'China Yixing'.