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Subject:Numbered Chinese Teapot help
Posted By: John Sat, Feb 29, 2020 IP: 2601:1c0:5c03:810:84

Was wondering the maker, origin and age of this teapot. It seems to be a limited addition number on it. Any info or help is appreciated.

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Subject:Re: Numbered Chinese Teapot help
Posted By: I.Nagy Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Inscription on the side,
高虹齊郊 - High rainbow is in level with Heaven
Bottom marking,
宜興賈洲 - Yixing Guzhou
A purple clay teapot from Yixing. Guzhou could be the maker.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Numbered Chinese Teapot help
Posted By: John Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Thank you so much I. Nagy ! Is it possible that Guizhou is the Provence in China? I see the Tea museum is located there so maybe this is a novelty piece from gift shop etc hence why it is a numbered edition? 233/1000? Not sure if that makes sense but thank you for all your help. Do you think it is modern or vintage?

Subject:Yixing teapot
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, Mar 03, 2020

Dear John,
Yixing is located in Jiangsu Province close to Wuxi and Suzhou. Gui Province (貴州)is far away from there. Here we have 賈洲 Guzhou, which could be the
maker's studio name. Sorry, I am not an expert on teapots, but I can read difficult marks and inscriptions - the reason I replied your posting. However, I think your teapot is quite modern.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Yixing teapot
Posted By: John Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Thank You both I. Nagy and Bill! Much appreciated like always and makes sense to me.

Subject:Re: Numbered Chinese Teapot help
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Mar 03, 2020

The character 贾, also is the surname "Jia", so might also be the maker's name, Jia Zhou, though I couldn't find any relevant Google hits for it. I did find Jiazhou as the names of apparently small places in Hunan and Hubei province. While deferring to I. Nagy, the bottom half of the "gui" character (貴) in Guizhou is similar to jia/gu, but after comparing their seal-script forms at, I don't see enough overall similarities to think Guizhou it what's written in this teapot mark.

Best regards,

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