This Ru glaze set features a gaiwan, a pitcher, and two cups, all with the same complimentary motifs.
The creamy blue-green Ru glaze against the gold celebrates the tradition of bringing new life to old or damaged pieces through gold repair work. Modern collectors are repairing treasured teaware with precious metals so that they can be used in tea brewing the way the original artist intended. This gold work has spurred the growth of a new craft, adding adornment to the repairs - a modern dialog with ancient pieces.
This Ru set draws on the goldwork tradition with a golden motif of its own, a contrast to the lightly-crackled Ru glaze itself.