Jingdezhen Lucky Bat Cup
These fully hand made Jingdezhen porcelain cups are hand painted and adorned with gold leaf. A single bat, each representing one of the Five Blessings (health, wealth, longevity, virtue, and a natural death), adorns the cup, rendered in red and gold leaf. . The porcelain is fine and lustrous, thin and translucent in the light. The gold and porcelain painting in this piece are fired separately, at different workshops and by different specialists; 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.