enter image description here Purple clay teapot. I wonder if someone can help me translate it and provide insights into its history.

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    image quality is too low, please show one with higher resolution
    – Tang Ho
    Sep 6, 2022 at 19:45

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turn the teapot clockwise, about 100 - 110 degree :)

the characters are:


“吳省棠” is a name, most likely the teapot maker; “制” means “make, fabricate”

anyway, “棠” is my best guess at this moment, take a clearer photo; please 😸

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    Amazing. You are very good at the ancient Chinese 字體.
    – r13
    Sep 7, 2022 at 21:55
  • @r13, seal script & bronze script is not that difficult, with practises, you can also read with ease 😺 Sep 8, 2022 at 1:07
  • :) I often forgot and couldn't recognize my own writing that was made a few days ago :)!
    – r13
    Sep 8, 2022 at 1:23
  • @r13, maybe an outdated opinion: read and write daily (not type a han-chinese character by input method, nor speech recognition), it helps 😸 Sep 8, 2022 at 1:28

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