Modern Era Teapots and Clays

1 ) ZiNi Purple Clays

DiCaoQing 底槽清 (Available but expensive)

the best clay you can get in modern times (Generally should be above $1000 for each teapot)

Culture Revolution Purple Clay 文革紫泥 (common)

Culture Revolution Mixed Purple Clay 文革拼紫泥 (common)

YiXing Zisha Clay Teapot by China Yixing 一厂中国宜兴绿标壶 (1977-82)

Black Dotted Clay Artificially Made with manganese 黑星土 (common)

On the internet when they say they are Black Dotted Clay , they really means they are Black Dotted Clay Artificially Made with manganese .

GuJingzhou顾景舟凤惠双圈壶

2) Red Clays

Culture Revolution ZhuNi 朱泥 (rare, most newly made teapots are fake clay

GU Jingzhou Culture Revolution Zhu clay teapot


DaHongPao 大红袍 (extremely rare, most newly made teapots are fake clay)

ZhuNi in the 1970s?

JingxiHuiMengchen荆溪惠孟臣水平小壶

3) Green Clays

Republic Green 民国绿 (common, but many newly made are chemical teapots)

This clay was created by adding Cobalt Minerals, not Chemicals as commonly used today

GaoHaigeng高海庚双线竹鼓壶

4) DuanNi Clays

mix of Purple and Green clays that exist naturally

Old DuanNi