Original Ore Purple Clay(Yuan Kuang Zi Sha).A patent protected raw clay material.
Features about This Tea Pot:
The dragon's head and tongue are flexiblely stretching out and drawing back. This design is not only for decoration. It could also slightly release the steam of the tea soup to make sure the tea leaves are not over stewed. Ideal for brewing oolong and pu-erh tea.
About 'Yu Hua Long'-Fish Turned to Dragon:
The Chinese dragon (Long) was a divine bringer of rain, necessary for the good of the people. Throughout Chinese history the dragon has been equated with weather. It is said that some of the worst floodings were caused when a mortal has upset a dragon. The dragon was also a symbol of the emperor whose wisdom and divine power assured the well-being of his subjects. Many legends draw connections between the dragon and the emperor. Some emperors claimed to have descended from the dragon.
A popular saying, "The carp has leaped through the dragon's gate and became a dragon" So this "Fish turned to dragon" pattern stands for success and lucky.
About the Maker:
Wang Hongjuan, yixing teapot artist, member of Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Society, state-level certificated arts and crafts worker, born in 1967, grow up in yixing teapot family, childhood influenced by the art of yixing clay art, long engaged in yixing clay research and creation, education at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, her works have been award many times in domestic exhibiton.
Wang Hongjuan family stored a lot of yixing clay since 1980s, feature of teapot she made is the fine and smooth yixing clay which her family stored serveral decades, you will see that in her teapot list.
|Material||Pottery Clay/Tao, Purple Clay/Zi Sha, Purple Clay|
|Manufacturing Technique||Hand-carved, Hand-made, Hand-moulded|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
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