This is a classically-shaped teapot crafted from a uniquely hued clay. The ‘true’ color of the clay used to craft this handsome teapot is hard to capture in photographs. In person, it is primarily a blueish-grey color with some green undertones. Under strong light sources, the blue tones are quite prominent, while it can appear much more grey in low light conditions. The surface of this teapot’s body and lid have a softly ridged texture whereas the handle and spout are smooth to the touch. There is a slight sheen to the clay, although it is not polished.
The dramatic glossy lines on the lid and body of this teapot are known as mogake. Mogake patterns are created by draping long, string-like pieces of seaweed around the unglazed teapot, lid and spout before firing. During firing, the salt in the seaweed reacts with the clay, leaving a distinctive, spidery-thin tracing of color across the surface of the vessel. The duality of the blue/grey tones of the clay and the rust/brown mogake patterning lends an elegant appearance without being fussy.
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This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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