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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - Europe & Africa

Purple Clay: Chinese teapots for scholarly tastes

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road,
London, United Kingdom
Apr 28, 2017 To Sep 15, 2017


Detail: Teapots made of ‘purple clay’ (zisha )from Yixing, Jiangsu province, are particularly favoured by scholars in China. The hand- made, unglazed teapots are prized for their ability to retain heat and flavour. Despite its name, purple clay fires to red, pale yellow or purplish brown.

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