Jian Shui Clay Jar for Tea Storage JSJ-04
The history of Jian Shui purple pottery, which is also known as Southern Yunnan red jade, goes back hundreds of years. During the Song dynasty it was celadon; during the Yuan it was blue and white ceramics; during the Ming it was coarse ceramics; during the Qing it was purple pottery. Today, it is considered to be among the four famous types of Chinese pottery and represents the traditional folk art of Yunnan's Jian Shui county.
Jian Shui purple pottery takes advantage of rich and unique local deposits of red, yellow, purple, cyan, and white 5-color clay.
It applies multiple hand techniques including filled engraving, broken tablet style, and glazeless polish. No external or internal glaze is applied. Instead, meticulous polishing with local river rocks which are just a bit harder than the pottery giving the pottery its unique character and lovely finish. The pieces are described as having “body like iron, color like copper, reflection like a mirror, and sound like a chime.” They possess their own antique character that sets them apart from other types of pottery and places them in the class of exceptional pottery.
The unique glazeless polish ensures the all types of Jianshui purple pottery are acid resistant, alkali corrosion resistant, breathable, moisture resistant, and insulated.
Another advantage of Jian Shui pottery is the use of Hong He county’s relatively un-tapped clays which when fired are more than twice as dense (and heavy) as Yixing clays. These clays are also extremely pure and unadulterated by pollutants. We can provided scanned copies of the original analysis reports of possible (but not present) contaminants upon request.
To read more about Jian Shui Purple Pottery Production click here!
Capacity: Roughly 32 x 357 Gram Pu-erh Cakes
23cm opening diameter, 36cm widest diameter, 47cm height
Maker: Huang Shou Zhen
Every jar is hand-made and there may be some slight cosmetic defects. Some differences in the color and shininess of the actual jar you receive as compared to the one in the photographs may also be due to light conditions when the photographs are taken. Thanks for your understanding!
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