Teapots - Jianshui - Xi Shi Teapot

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This style of teapot was named after Xi Shi, one of the "Four Beauties" of ancient China.  It is said that when she would gaze from the balcony in to the pond below, the fish within would be so awestruck by her beauty that they would forget to swim and sink to the bottom.  It is said that these women were so beautiful that they caused "the fishes to sink, the eagles to fall from the sky, shut down the moon, and put the flowers to shame."  The beautiful West Lake, in Hangzhou (where Dragon Well is from), is said to be an incarnation of Xi Shi.  Thus, it is fitting that this teapot is adorned with a hand-carved design showing a bird resting on the stalk of a lotus flower, a sight that would be common to see at West Lake.  In China, Xi Shi, who has been a subject of Chinese art and poetry for thousands of years, is seen as a symbol of beauty and grace, embodied in this teapot.  

Hand-made from raw, authentic Jianshui Purple Clay (Zitao).  

Length: 14 cm/5.3"
Width: 9.2 cm/3.6"
Height: 7.2 cm/2.8"
Volume: 200 ml

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