Yixing Gaiwan

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Yixing Gaiwan

40.00

Yixing ware gets its name from the city in where it is produced, Yixing, in Jiangsu province about 120 miles northwest of Shanghai. Yixing ware is distinguishable by the type of clay used in its pieces, zhisha, zhuni, or duanni, which has a myriad, naturally occurring, deep earthen colors. Unlike porcelain works, Yixing wares are always unglazed, and especially teapots are almost always made by hand –not on a wheel— through a laborious process of sculpting and slab building. This means that each piece is fully unique. While similar in shape and form, no two are fully alike.

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