Sad sad sad thing that happened to my beloved teapot! I hardly break a tea pot, but it had to be the best and most significant teapot in my hands.
A chao zhou red clay teapot from the Qing dynasty period, most prized by the CZ tea heads today, made by "E PU" studio/maker. It's such a little treasure of mine and I broke the lid, even before I made any tea out of it. AH!!!!!!!!!!!