In Xu Shen' sbook "Shuo Wen Jie Zi" , which is an analytical dictionary of Chinese characters, says that "goat is propitious." In ancient China, goat is sacred beast and mascot. San-Yang is a homophone of "goats" in Chinese. San-Yang Kai Tai means goats bring an auspicious beginning, also known as spring comes in full form, is a New Year' s greetings. San-Yang, including heaven and earth, means the three positive sides. Kai Tai, means that an auspicious beginning starts. Spring comes after winter, decreasing "yin" and increasing "yang" represents prosperity. Good fortune is about to launch.
Teapot of San-Yang Kai Tai, with perfectly round and satiation body, having a foothold on three legs, symbolizes harmonious goats. Goat is a homophone of yang. In "The Book of Changes" , San-Yang represents beginning of spring, full of life. Tai, is one of the Eight-Trigrams, "Cian" (represents heaven) on the top and "Kun" (means earth) at the bottom. When heaven and carth intersects, everything is prospering. Tai, also means grand fortune. Divining in asking for wealth, Kai Tai means profits pouring in from all sides.
The spout opening is designed in the shape of a goat' s head, Iooks like the Chinese inscriptions on bones or tortoise shells and stands for beauty. The teapot handle decorates with propitious clouds. On the lid knob, the auspicious clouds emerge and gather together. The overall design implicates renewal, grand and auspicious.