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Yixing Tea pot by Wu Wenmai

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Yixing Tea pot by Wu Wenmai

Chinese Large Yixing Teapot

Wu Wenmai (active 1980-Modern)

Size: Diameter 8.5"(including spout) Width 5.5" Height 5"

Yixing tea pots were developed during the Ming dynasty when loose leaf tea consumption spread throughout China. As a result, various pots using a the simple terra cotta style along with the elaborate sculpturing echoes the preferences of the literati scholar. Different pots represent the philosophy or seasons and were chosen by the collector's tastes. This pot is depicting a plum or peach blossom branches wrapping around the pot. The pot interestingly contains a date of 2004 which was when this pot was made.

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