Yixing Modern zhuni Xishi Teapot
Volume: 110 ml (11 cl)
Weight: 128 gr
The shape of this teapot is named after Xi Shi, the first of 4 famous Chinese beauties. She lived in the 5th century BC and was sent to a prince so that he would neglect his governing duties. Her seduction was a success and this prince would soon be overthrown. The lines of this classic Xishi teapot are therefore very round and feminine. The only part of the teapot that could symbolize masculinity (the spout) has been 'cut short'! The lid prolongs the shape of the body and alludes to the most maternal part of a woman's body...
This teapot is made of modern zhuni mixed with a little bit of duanni and rougher grain. This gives a rougher skin to the teapot both inside and outside. The sound of the cover on the teapot indicates a high firing temperature.
This teapot is new and has one hole.
The curvy shape, zhuni clay and the high firing of this clay of this teapot makes it suitable for fresh high mountain Oolongs or fresh Baozhong.
The seal under the teapot is 'Jingxi' (the ancient name of Yixing).