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In addition to its practical use as a teapot, the purple sand pot also has an attribute of appreciation, which shows that since the Qing dynasty, the purple sand pot has always been indispensable on the desk of literati.

While scholars engraved on the purple sand pot, it also brought culture attributes to purple sand. Nowadays, we can often see short words and phrases like “tea-tasting”, “blessing of wind and smoothness” on the pot body.

So when we choose a customized purple clay kettle, what should be engraved on the body of the kettle so that it won’t look tacky? Let’s explore this today.

Cut to fit the pot shape.

Like a pumpkin gourd vase, it can be inscribed: Imitating the style of Dongling, filled with creamy snow milk.

The Records of the Grand Historian states, “Shao Ping was the Earl of Dongling in Qin. After Qin was destroyed, he became a poor commoner who planted melons in the east of Chang’an city, and since the melons were so delicious, the people started calling them Dongling Melons, after Shao Ping.”

The metaphor of Dongling Houxi, elevates the function of steeping tea with a purple clay teapot to an exquisite state.

Round pottery can be inscribed: Round and unhindered, the Law of the Dharma Realm.

Meaning: Virtues are all-inclusive, obstacles are overcome, matters are accomplished without fail, and conduct is always proper – this is perfect harmony.

Famous Proverbs: “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

Closing the door is like entering a deep mountain.

This is a quote from Chen Jiuru’s “The Chronicles of Little Windows”: “When the door is shut, it is like entering a deep mountain; reading can create a pure land no matter where you are.

Face things with a peaceful mind, and keep a purest heart.

Three hearts are hard to come by, but one ladleful can be obtained.

A citation from The Diamond Sutra: In the past, one’s mind cannot be attained; in the present, one’s mind cannot be attained; and in the future, one’s mind cannot be attained.

Without a place to stay, one’s heart is born. All hearts are not hearts. With a ladle of peace and ease, it is the peaceful heart.

Sip tea to warm the cold night as one does with wine.

The tea is sweet in the mouth, but the guest has left leaving only the lingering taste.

Separately using the classics “Cold Night” and “Late Pleasure,” one could express the feeling of enjoying tea with friends, like basking in the spring breeze.

Graceful and leisurely, yet often broken into single words.

Enjoy tea.

Boil the sweet spring and burn the red leaves.

A clear breeze and a half round of bright moonlight in a room.

Boil sweet spring | the classic inscription at the Zhusiling Tea House: “One scoop of sweet spring, to give coolness to hot guests.”

Burning red leaves | Quoting a poem by Bai Juyi: Warm wine is burned among red leaves, inscribed poems on stones and sweeping green moss.

After the library closed, it was deep into the night; all became quiet after finishing reading. There was a half window of bright moonlight and a leisurely chair facing the cool breeze.

Rich in thoughts, expressing a longing for a peaceful and free life away from the public.

Like an old man cooking autumn water in Yumigawa and pine wind.

Tamakawa-o | Pointing to Ruri-kou, his “Seven Bowls of Tea Song”: Seven bowls of tea could not be eaten, but only felt the cool breeze in both armpits. Where is the Penglai Mountain? The Tamakawa Child rides this cool breeze and desires to return.

The saying “Songfeng Zhiming” comes from Mencius: boiling tea with pine breeze, talking poetry in bamboo rain.

The surname of Mingtang is

The two characters “传承” are highly valued by Chinese people, and engraving the surnames, family mottos, and ancestral hall names on the purple clay teapot can reflect the family’s heritage.

It is also a wish to look back at history and seek where I come from, a love for the homeland.

Imitate the handwriting of a famous calligrapher.

This kind of thing further reflects the taste, while also requiring skill in carving, such as calligraphy, the brushwork of the Two Kings, Mi Fu, or even Emperor’s royal brush.

After seeing so much, do you already have some ideas about what to engrave on the body of the pot~

You can also tell us what you have engraved on your pot and what special meaning it has!