Yixing Zisha Shuiping with bamboo decoration
Volume: 163 ml (16.3 cl)
Weight: 137.1 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 bamboo is a popular Chinese symbol for the summer season, straight character with an ability to bend and not break under pressure.
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'.