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Parts of inscriptions in Twentieth Century on Purple Clay Teapots

The Yixing pottery industry in country emancipatory initial stage, the equipments were simple and crude, the technique was unenlightened, production was dispersive and scattered. After the founding of the new PRC, renovated the original situations. In February, 1952, they set up a socialist economy organization in Yixing pottery industry, the Tangdu Pottery Producers Cooperative and Shushan Pottery Producers Cooperative. Then they built up a of Pottery Producers Cooperative for Yixing pottery industry, until the end of 1954, the socialist transformation of Yixing potteiy handicraft industry been completed. First half of 1955, Yixing county Party committee started to transform the privately run industrial and commercial enterprises in pottery industry, The government changed the capitalists' factories into joint state-private ownership factories in 1956.

Because of the founding of the new PRC, government advocated Working hard and perseveringly, considered the past tea-drinking method as an bourgeois ways of life and attacked it, since the products we all made for masses as common as productions. The purple clay teapot at this time, there was no any big change and shape was simple, most inscription carved as "Yixing Zisha", printed the name of maker inside of teapot, some were not. However, there still had potters imitated the late-Qing Dynasty style of purple clay teapots, such as "famous teapot of Yixing".

"made by Yixing highest quality Zisha teapot", "Yixing Zisha", "Yixing, China"were the inscriptions in common usage during 1950s and later period when some other places ordered the Yixing teapots.

"No.5 straight shape teapot" was the common inscription of purple clay teapots in 1960s, the body was decorated with the Cultural Revolution pattern. This kind of teapot we still can find its trace on the market, with general workmanship, not very expensive, only all of those teapots remained the vestiges of that era deeply. "Having Fun at a Farmhouse" was also one of the style between the most prevalent teapot at that time.