ZhuNi Yixing Zisha Clay Teapots: Introduction, Characteristics and Colors
Introduction and Characteristics of ZhuNi Clay Teapots
1) Comparison: Chemical (Left) VS DaHongPao clay teapots (Right)
ZhuNi clay are extinct. There is No new teapot of ZhuNi clay. Avoid $50 teapots as they are chemical teapots
Most ZhuNi clay has red color. However, they can be other color as well.
ZhuNi is defined as having high shrinkage (30%) at firing.
ZhuNi has high pitch sound
Most ZhuNi teapots are small
ZhuNi teapots may have wrinkles (due to high shrinkage at firing). Compare Left vs Right
Some ZhuNi teapots has mixed particles
3) wrinkles due to contraction after firing
HuangLongShan ZhuNi: DaHongPao (darkly Red), DaHongNi DaHongPao (brightly Red, it has yellow particles),
Most of the ZhuNi are the following 2:
ZhaoZhuang ZhuNi: Orange Yellow, (Golden Yellow very rare)
XiaoMeiYao ZhuNi: Redder than ZhaoZhuang ZhuNi
ZhuNi Clay Catalog