Yixing Antique Zisha Chinese Wine Warmer
Period: Qing Dynasty
Size: L 10cm x W 10cm x H 11.5cm
Capacity: 207 ml
Suggested Teas: Pu-erh tea, pu-erh tea storage.
Condition: Dates to late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. The body has two parts.The interior body keeps tea or wine. The exterior body holds hot water to warm the liquid. It is in very good condition, except a small piece is missing for handle. Tiny chip on rim.
Though I'm not expecting to actually use this item; having obtained it as part of a collection of Yixing tea ware, I was pleased with the overall condition, despite a "small piece missing for handle and a tiny chip on rim" as carefully noted in the description - and yet as this piece "dates to late seventeenth or early eighteenth century" (as also carefully noted in the description), it seemed a small 'price to pay' for an otherwise lovely item.