Phoenix Yixing Teapot
The phoenix's form symbolizes the celestial bodies: the head is the sky, the eyes are the sun, the back is the moon, the wings are the wind, the feet are the earth, and the tail is the planets. Having originate from the sun its body contains the five fundamental colors: black, white, red, yellow, and green. It is believed that the bird only appears in areas or places that are blessed with utmost peace and prosperity or happiness.
This yixing teapot pours beautifully - the beak points up slightly at the pour and makes a strong even stream.