Qilai Shen

Yixing, Jiangsu Province, CHINA

Cao Jianguo, apprentice to Master teapot maker Liu Jianping, carefully attaches a delicate handle to a clay teapot at Master Liu's studio. Found only in this area with its unique mineral composition, Yixing clay has been used since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD) to make clay teapots. A newly made teapot recently sold for over $70,000 at auction.

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Qilai Shen
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Yixing, Jiangsu Province
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