Friday, May 26, 2006
As requested here are a few photos of some of my teapots.
This first one I got at an auction for about $15 because they thought it was a toy set. It has a creamer and sugar bowl and 6 cups and saucers. The most amazing thing is that if you look at the bottom of the cups in the light you can see a Japanese woman's head. The bottom is thicker and thinner porcelain so parts look darker. It's amazing. There is a name for the technique but I forget what it is.
The second one we got in China about three years ago when we went to visit there. We were in Xiamen which is directly across from Taiwan. It is a beautiful city and we loved it there. The set has 6 cups and saucers. I love it because it mixes Chinese and European styles.
This cute little teapot is also from China bought on a previous trip about 14 years ago. I think we bought it in Canton.
The brown one was bougt at the same time as the blue one. It's not quite as nice because the lid doesn't quite match. Still, we loved the handle and the Bamboo sprout that is near the spout.