I purchased the jade teapots during my trip to China in 2000. I didn't intend to buy teapots to sell because they are heavy, and I had to carry them home in my luggage which means less room for jade bangle bracelets, pendants, all of the things I sell online. But my first experience was when I went to a Chinese government jade museum in north east China, near Xiuyang. They rarely saw "foreigners" so I got a good look around. Fascinating jade items. The good green translucent Chinese jade that Chinese people have worn for centuries. And that was when I was introduced to "river jade". Some of the jade mines had rivers that caused the jade to get unique natural color, not only green but also honey, charcoal and black, yellow and red-orange. I bought my first teapot set there.
|Vintage "River Jade" Chinese Teapot Set|
|"Flower and Bird" Chinese Jade Teapot SetA vintage set carved prior to the year 2000|
|Pumpkin Shape Large Teapot with Four Small Teapots|
Of course I purchased very unique and well carved jade teapots. These two are also vintage and unique:
|"Power, Strength and Good Luck" Jade Teapot Set|
This teapot is relates to the Chinese Spring Festival. "Rooster Rides Elephant" is symbolic of honesty, protection, wisdom and strength.
|"Rooster Rides Elephant" Chinese Jade Teapot Set|
Jade always "means something". That is part of Chinese culture. When you display one in your home, office or special place. you and those who observe it benefit from the "good qi energy" of jade.
These are the only teapot sets I bought because of the price, storage, and cost for shipping because they need special wrapping and are heavy to ship. I do have to resist asking my jade carver what he has to sell now!
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