I have had this teaset for a number of years not really knowing much about it.

I have been told it comes from the purple clay teapot museum as a limited edition of 100. I was informed that the mark on the lid is the mark of Jiang Yong, who may have given approval of the set but she was not the maker. Military green was a 20th century innovation.

Can someone tell me what the marks are in English? I was told that the mark on the base said "made in Yixing China" - is that correct?

I look forward to your response.

Also I have acquired two other teapots and a couple of bronze items which I will post on here soon.

Thank you.

https://ibb.co/yk1wb3B https://ibb.co/QpyyHnq https://ibb.co/99Nhfh7 https://ibb.co/n6zQJ0L https://ibb.co/NWtYJSz

  • The 2nd is 中國官窰.
    – r13
    Jan 20, 2023 at 18:56
  • my web browser (safari on ios) gives “deceptive website warning” from the provided links 🙀 Jan 20, 2023 at 22:44
  • Hello - not sure why you get the warning - I have loaded my pics onto a picture store called imgpp which specifically is used to to load pics in forums. However, I will see if I can load them somewhere else.
    – Lacto
    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:52
  • Hello r13 - thank you for the info. Am I right in translating these characters to the English "guan ware" or "official ware"? My other observation via Google appears to point to the Song Dynasty which this is obviously not of that period? So why are these characters here? Is it simply an arbitrary mark for the unknowing West?
    – Lacto
    Jan 21, 2023 at 11:06
  • 中國官窰 - these appear to say - middle China official kiln - is that right? Can anyone make better sense to this? Is this a specific official kiln in China - could it be the kiln of number one factory in Yixing?
    – Lacto
    Jan 22, 2023 at 9:22


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