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  • Rural Life Gaiwan, tilted
    USD 37.00

    Rural Life Gaiwan

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    Celadon overglaze stoneware

    One issue with smaller gaiwans made from porcelain is the balance of weight while infusing and handling. The lightness in a small volume also means easier heat loss. The use of stoneware alleviate both issues. The brim is made thin, even and firm for easy control when decanting, while the body wall gradually thickens towards the centre for good heat retention. The glass like celadon overglaze makes the vessel as good as porcelain, only with the advantages of a more substantial body. This "Rural Life" gaiwan is one of two hand scripted smaller size selections we have picked from Dehua. The first four lines from a Tang Dynasty poem "Rural Life" are handwritten on the perimeter of the gaiwan. The style of this calligraphic script is Cao Shu, a cursive script. Some call it running script. It seems that the brush was indeed running when the characters were being brushed on the ceramic biscuit. 茶碗上以草書體寫唐代賈島的一首詩,「郊居即事」的開頭四句:


    USD 37.00
    USD 37.00