Yixing modern zhuni round Teapot
Volume: 125 ml (12.5 cl)
Weight: 103.3 grams
The clay is modern zhuni, a hard red clay with little porosity. It was fired at a high temperature: the cover produces a high pitched sound when it touches the body of the teapot.
The details of this teapot show very good craftsmanship. The thin handle looks like a human ear. The walls under the lid are long and curved inwards. The knob is elevated and easy to grab. The water stops when one presses on the knob.
It was made approximately 10 years ago but is in new condition. This teapot has a small single hole.
It performs best with high mountain Oolongs. The scents of the tea come out strong and bright.
The calligraphy under the teapot is from a short poem that means "The full moon reflects in my cup" and it is signed Meng Cheng.