This fully hand-made Jingdezhen porcelain tea set includes one gaiwan and 4 cups.
The deep, detailed and rich hand-painting on each piece draws heavily on the Classical Chinese ink painting tradition, featuring evocative scenes from the natural world - flowers, gnarled trees, and swaying grasses. Each cup is painted with a different scene.
The gaiwan is inscribed with the phrase "Dao Feng Jiang Jie," which translates to "peerless," a classical expression describing moral attainment and noble intent.
The non-reactive porcelain is fine and lustrous, thin and translucent in the light.
To complete the the form and meticulous painting of each piece in a set like this, it requires the work of many different specialized craftspeople over about two weeks.
Materials: hand made Jingdezhen porcelain
Gaiwan Capacity: apprx. 140 ml Gaiwan Height: 9.75 cm Bowl Diameter: 10 cm Saucer Diameter: 11 cm
Cup Capacity: apprx. 60 ml Cup Height: 4 cm Cup Diameter: 7.5 cm
includes padded storage + gift box
"Each piece of hand made and hand painted Jingdezhen therefore
represents a beautiful collaboration between many different artists
and craftsmen. Through the work of a designer, the talents of many
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