Four Chinese Hanzi Engrave Xi Shi Yixing Teapot


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These four Xi Shi Yixing teapots made by Di Cao Qing have large capacity. The maker engraved Chinese words ”福禄寿喜” in different types. These words are very small; it shows the maker’s superb skills.

  • Origin: Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu, China
  • Material: Di Cao Qing
  • Craft: Handmade
  • Dimensions: 15cm length x 10cm height
  • Diameter: 11cm
  • Capacity: 450ml

These four Xi Shi Yixing teapots made of Di Cao Qing clay, have large capacity. Each teapot is engraved with one of the four Chinese characters in different font types: 福, 禄, 寿, 喜. These words are very small, which shows the maker’s superb skills.

Fu Engrave Xi Shi Yixing Teapot

福 (pronunciation: fú) means luck, represents all kinds of good things. Nowadays, people peruse material well-being as well as the satisfying of spirit. And in the beginning of New Year, people pray good luck in the coming year. In China, people tend to paste a red painting of Chinese character “福” on the door, to bring them luck and wish a good and prosperous life in next year.

Lu Engrave Xi Shi Yixing Teapot

禄 (pronunciation: lù) means wealth, represents fortune and prosperity. In ancient China, Lu is the salary of government officials, also refers to the wealth that people pursue all their lives. And now, it is not just their salary, but the happiness and blessing in modern world.

Shou Engrave Xi Shi Yixing Teapot

寿 (pronunciation: shòu) is longevity, refers to good health and long life, which is the biggest wish of people through the ages. Life is very short, and longevity is the foundation of continuous wealth and happiness. The culture of longevity is quite common in civil prayer.

Xi Engrave Xi Shi Yixing Teapot

喜 (pronunciation: xǐ) is happiness, meets Chinese traditional psychology, longing for the good luck and fortune. All people want to meet the happiness and wish that the good luck can be always around them.

The Clay

Di Cao Qing is originally produced in Huanglong, Dingshan, Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu Province. It was widely used by Modern Teapot makers in early years, but nowadays it is very rare. The turquoise Ben Shan Lv Ni particles are uneven distributed in ore, and these particles are commonly known as "corn" or "cat's eye". The clay is mixed naturally and after firing the argillaceous is mildness and exquisite. The clay is purple with golden sand granular dots, after firing it become pork liver color and after seasoning the argillaceous is exquisite and ruddy and the surface has oil texture.

The Maker - Sun Wen

The maker of this teapot is Sun Wen who is a young female potter. She was born in Dingshu Village, Yixing, Jiangsu which is famous for pottery. Her Parents are old potters. From her childhood she was interested in Yixing purple clay. She likes innovation and always studies hard to constantly improve her own workmanship. The shape of the teapots is quaint and the style is elegant. She carves the words and pictures on the teapot, so the teapot becomes gentler.


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Collections: Teapots, Teaware

Category: Teapot

Type: Teapot

Vendor: PureTea

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