teapot

DIA100xH60mm, China

Tea drinking is a social activities but it can also be a personal indulgence.  This type of teapots were made to be drank directly from the sprout while holding the handle in the opposite direction with the sprout facing oneself.  They are much appreciated by the scholars, an object of desire to be fondle with by the eye, the touch and suckle of  fragrant tea.   It would perhaps be comparable to a beloved pipe which one would enjoy touching and mouthing.

teapot

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