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This fully hand made Jingdezhen porcelain cup is hand painted and adorned with gold leaf. A golden spider descends from its delicate web on the edge of the the cup's fluted edge, designed to capture and emphasize aroma. The porcelain is fine and lustrous, thin and translucent in the light. The gold in this piece is hand painted in multiple steps and carefully fired by specialists in Jingdezhen; to complete the the form and painting of a fully hand made piece like this, it requires the work of many different specialized craftsmen over several days.