Tuesday Teapots

This is one of the earliest intact teapots in the world(dated at 1533). Excavated in NanJing from Ming Dynasty eunach Wu Jing’s tomb, it is the first known YiXing teapot (or, proto YiXang).

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From wiki:

“Yixing clay teapots (simplified Chinese: 宜兴; traditional Chinese: 宜興; pinyin: Yíxīng; Wade–Giles: I-Hsing) (also called Purple Sand (Chinese: 紫砂; pinyin: zǐshā; Wade–Giles: tsu sha) are made from Yixing clay. This traditional style commonly used to brew tea originated in China, dating back to the 15th century, and are made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu.”

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