This year Lin Xi fired three incredible and unique cups in his Dragon Kiln that achieved a brilliant contrast of luminous sky blue against deep earth tones, and an almost glassy finish. This blue against red brown is almost a mirror of the Song Dynasty Jun glaze tradition of red against blue, but in reverse, and arising from natural temperature variation in the kiln, not application of special glaze. Only one out of every ten "cai shao" wood fired Dragon Kiln cups typically survives the firing process and each piece is a unique fortuitous chance occurrence. The heat, geometry and placement in the kiln and the specific wood used in firing yielded this spectacular pattern. This cup is impressed with Master Lin Xi’s seal on the foot and comes in a gift box with Lin Xi’s signed collectors certificate.