This teapot is called a shiboridashi in Japanese and gaiwan, or lidded bowl, in Chinese. This teapot is made from stoneware clay, by Talya Giladi, designed and created to illuminate the complex flavors of any tea brewed inside.
A 40 pound tea tray carved from one block of limestone and one slab of hardwood, which we found at the 2010 World Tea Expo (thanks Solei Tea!).
Black stone and old boat wood tea tray displaying by Chinateaware