I’ve been wanting to have a place to post images of my Yixing teapots and teware, so here is as good a place as any. I’ll try to post up a new photo each week of a different piece from my collection, and I’ll be going in reverse order of purchase… so the first posted will be my newest.
This was a Christmas gift from my fiance (Kelly) and a neat little teapot I liked mainly because of the unique script on it that I could not place. I could have done without the “artistic” painting done on it, but overall I like it.
I was lucky enough to have a great guy named Danny from R.F.D.T. translate it for me:
On the right it reads: Fu Ru Dong Hai – May your Prosperity be as ample as
the Eastern Sea
On the left it reads: Shou Bi Nan Shan – May you lifespan be as long as the
On the bottom it reads from right to left: Yi Xing Zi Sha – Purple Clay of Yixing
and another MarshaIN added:
These are standard phrases wishing someone happy birthday, although
generally reserved for older folks. You wouldn’t normally tell someone
who’s 25 these things, but you would someone 65.
The script is an imitation of an ancient style, mostly used before
200AD, but I think it’s not entirely accurate and adapted to modern
I think the thing in the middle is a very stylized “shou”, which means
…It was further discussed and the script is called “Seal Script” and was used in the Qin dynasty (221 – 207 BC). So basically I got an old person’s “Happy Birthday” teapot for Christmas! :) Good stuff!
Tea: None Yet. Possibly Shui Xian since it is a tea that both myself and Kelly enjoy.
Owned: 1 Year