A classic, rising profile defines this petite series of teapots from artist Zhang Yun Cheng, like a fuyu persimmon, an age old symbol of luck and good wishes. Each kyusu-style pot features an individually carved side handles of American walnut, polished to a smooth finish, and faceted by the artist’s blade.
Wood-fired twice, each firing lasting 6 days, the surface shines with licks of orange flame, drips of molten ash, and mineral-rich colors of the incinerating wood. Diminutive in stature, yet imperial in form, this series - the last from Cheng before he takes a long sabbatical from clay - are treasures to behold.
Each pot is built with a honeycomb strainer behind the spout, making for quick, clean pouring of all loose leaf teas.
Usage and care: Unglazed wood-fired pieces will season very slowly over time, though limited porosity allows for use of different tea types. Exterior of the teapot will deepen in color and develop a rich luster with use. Hand-wash only without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 80mm tall, 95mm diameter, 230ml・Artist: 張允澄
More familiar with our old quantities? Here’s the conversion:
|Metric quantities||Ounce equivalent||Servings|
|30 grams (new size!)||1.05 oz.||5-8|
|60 grams||2.10 oz.||10-15|
|120 grams||4.20 oz.||20-30|
|240 grams||8.46 oz.||40-60|