Due to the clay texture, a Yixing teapot will season itself with every brew. Other marks suggest that the pots were made by younger potters, not yet allowed to include their name on their pots.
No Yixing teapots have been found on any other of our shipwrecks.
Most of this work is concentrated to the South China Sea, a virtual highway for ancient shipping linking China to India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia in an extensive maritime trade system.
This ancient trade started sometime around the 4th century and lasted well into the 19th century.
This can be explained by its specialized production, mostly appreciated by tea lovers.
The (purple) clay teapots made at Yixing are made from a granular clay and therefore perfect for brewing Chinese tea.
Antique xinging teapots, old yixing teapots A medium size teapot in reasonable good condition. To be delivered with a Medium teapot of reasonable good quality. There is a fine, short, dry surface crack (from the firing of dry clay) between the handle attachments but here is no leak during hot water leak tests. The teapot will be delivered with a Large teapot in good condition. The teapot will be delivered with a Large teapot in reasonable condition. This crack has been filled and there is no leaking.
He is therefore able to offer absolute provenance on all ceramics sold via Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn. and, with good conscience sign every Certificate of Authenticity supplied with the artifacts.This teapot is likely to produce nice tea as it, like all other teapots on this page, are made from the "old Yixing clay". The teapot will be delivered with a This intact, medium teapot gives an overall good impression with nice colored clay.The spout and the handle are attached with good care and skill. There is a small chip on the inside rim of the lid.Following a successful shipwreck discovery, the company obtain a government permit to excavate the wreckage, and then carry out detailed marine archaeological procedures in recovering the artifacts, mapping the ship's remains and securing other data for future research.After each concluded project and following conservation of recovered artifacts, we search for and pinpoint ruined kiln sites and compare its wasters with the recovered ceramics until we are satisfied we located the place in which the shipwreck pottery was made centuries earlier.