A 20th century, Chinese Yixing clay teapot in the form of bamboo shutes.
Yixing is a type of clay from the region near the city of Yixing in Jiangsu Province, China, used in Chinese pottery since the Song dynasty (960–1279) when Yixing clay was first mined around China's Lake Tai. From the 17th century on, Yixing wares were commonly exported to Europe. The finished stoneware, which is used for teaware and other small items, is usually red or brown in colour. Also known as zisha ware, they are typically left unglazed and use clays that are very cohesive and can form coils, slabs, and most commonly slip casts.
Dimensions: 10cm H x 19cm W x 8cm D