I was given a wonderful teapot, but cannot understand the mark at its bottom. Is it small seal script? I think the character on the top right should be 局, but what about the others? Thank you for your helpenter image description here

  • I am pretty sure it is 宜興?壼 (There is no 局)
    – Tang Ho
    Feb 19 at 17:08
  • Thanks Tang Ho! Yes, I also think they are right! Now I have to decipher them! Thank you so much! Feb 19 at 17:10
  • My guess is 宜興老壼 i.stack.imgur.com/dfkRG.png
    – Tang Ho
    Feb 19 at 17:14
  • And the meaning then should be “old Yixing Teapot”, at least according to Pleco App! Thank you again Tang Ho! Feb 19 at 17:17
  • Search 宜興老壼 and found 仿古 -- modeled after an antique
    – Tang Ho
    Feb 19 at 17:27

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I am sure it is 宜興石壺 (Yixing stone pot)

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  • seems to be the same to me.
    – ALife
    Feb 20 at 4:12

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