This stunning silver cup is the result of years of research and experimentation by award-winning master potter Lin Xi. The rippling cascading silver forms under the high heat of Lin Xi’s kiln firing a glaze that Lin Xi personally sourced and blended from an original Shui Ji mineral deposit used in the Song Dynasty. The silver effect reflects the formation of a rare kind of iron oxide under the heat of the kiln, not an effect that is painted on. This cup starts a pale moonlight silver, and over time with use it takes on a deep warm reddish silver finish. This unique cup was fully hand-thrown and fired in tiny batches dependent on the whims of weather and kiln heat patterns to achieve the desired effect.