Yao Bian refers to the scintillating lustrous effect of the colors in this cup changing with the light, shining from any angle. This incredible piece by Master Lin Xi transitions from an oil spot pattern into the traditional lines of rabbit’s fur style for an almost art-deco impression. This hand-made cup was fired in a traditional Dragon Kiln (Lao Long Yao) in Shui Ji, the home of the Song Dynasty Jian Zhan tradition. 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.