You are looking at a gourd shape Chinese redware teapot and the lid sitting the god of longevity. On the body of it was carved four Chinese characters福禄寿禧(fu lu shou xi) which mean "good luck, wealth, longevity and good events).It was produced in Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China. It's fired with purple clay that has only in Yixing, It's the best material for making tea-pots .It is suitable for making tea. It can keep the taste of tea for a long time. A seal at the bottom of the tea-pot to show the manufacture shop .It has the collectible value.
The tea ceremony is popular in China from Jin Dynasty.Tea is the necessary on serving the guests and the fete ceremony.Tea sets are mentioned in the same breath with tea. In all the tea sets material, the redware articles made in Yixing, Jiangsu Province in China is the best one.
The redware is a new kind of pottery, which raw material clay is only produced in Jiangsu Province in China.This kind purple clay is rich in iron element and has good plasticity.
The tea sets made with the material is suitable for making tea. There are some special characteristic:
The tea making in the redware tea sets can not lose flavor, change color, and be sour even in midsummer; after days of making tea, there will be some tea stain in the redware teapot, if you just pour some boiled water in it, you could also smell the fragrant of the tea; it has good cold and heat resistant; the diathermancy is slow, even pour the boiled water into it in winter, it could not be cracked, when feeling it, your hand could not be burned.