Lin Xi’s fame as a leading potter reviving the Jian Zhan tradition started with his contribution of a signature style of "you di" or oil drop glazing. This unique, one-of-a-kind cup is from Lin Xi’s award-winning firing featuring his stunning “Grapevine” pattern. Each of these pieces is completely hand-thrown and hand finished by Lin Xi in his one-man studio. Lin Xi personally sources and blends true Shui Ji clay and glazing materials to exactly match original Song Dynasty pieces excavated at kilns nearby, and fires just a few cups at a time. Each cup that turns out represents hours of labor from Master Lin Xi and dozens of pieces that didn’t fire to his exacting standards. This piece is stamped with Lin Xi’s personal seal, and packed with a collectors certificate in a beautiful gift box.