Frog Bian Jing Lan Yixing Teapot

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This teapot is shaped like the style of traditional Chinese well. Atop the lid, lays a lifelike frog, delightful to look. This adorable animal has a good reputation both in western and eastern faire tale and literature; it is a good friend of farmers, and is regarded as the embodiment of “wisdom” “integrity” and “good harvest”.

  • Product Name: Frog Bian Jing Lan Yixing Teapot 青蛙扁井栏紫砂壶
  • Crafting: Semi-hand
  • Material: Duan Ni
  • Origin: Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu Province
  • Capacity: 130ml
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This teapot is shaped like the style of traditional Chinese well. Atop the lid, lays a lifelike frog, delightful to look. This adorable animal has a good reputation both in western and eastern faire tale and literature; it is a good friend of farmers, and is regarded as the embodiment of “wisdom” “integrity” and “good harvest”.

This Frog teapot is good to use and enjoy. The skillful handicraftsman, guided by simplistically aesthetical theory, made it with a kind of inner peace recoiling with the cultural and philosophical ideas of the life in nature. A good Yixing teapot is the combination of perfect form and proficient skill. This piece has a novel and unique shape, bright yellow color, with natural and smooth lines.

The cold fountain possesses the taste of morning, while Yixing purple clay is pregnant with tincture of the spring. Yixing purple clay (also known as Zhisha), as a unique ceramic art form and essential part of Chinese tea culture, has a long history of more than 1,000 years. Yixing Zisha can also be referred to by the name of its birth place, Yixing, located in the southern Jiangsu, in south China. The earliest ceramic activity here can be traced back to five to six thousand years ago, based on the relics of Neolithic Age, found by experts. As a kind of traditional handicraft and trade good, purple clay plays a crucial role in this region, furthermore the impact brought by purple clay on tea culture and ceramics industry are impossible to estimate.

Yixing teapots won universal appeal not only for their novel design and varying colors but also for the utility and multifunction. They are made of Yixing clay, which is a special kind of mineral found in mountains of Yixing, rich in iron, quartz, mica, kaolin, hematite, isinglass, in addition to many other trace minerals. It has been used for making purple clay for many years since Song dynasty (960-1279).

The term "Yixing clay" is often used as an umbrella term to describe several distinct types of clay used to make Yixing teapots, such as:
Purple clay or Zisha or Zini (紫砂/紫泥), purple-brown color;
Zhuni (朱泥), reddish brown clay with high iron content;
Duan Ni (段泥): formulated by using various stones and minerals on the basis of Benshan green clay, producing various colors including beige, yellow, and green.

All the 3 kinds of clay feature for their own peculiar characteristics and can be made into tea pots having unique style of their own.


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Collections: Teapots, Teaware

Category: Teapot

Type: Teapot

Vendor: PureTea


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