There is more value in this gaiwan than the nice painting, or the use of finer materials or smoother finishes. The mould casting of the body is a lot more even than most other commercially produced vessels. This helps to maintain a steady convection of the hot water during infusion for a smoother liquor, when your tea appreciation skills have evolved to such a stage as to require for that. Available also in the set with a different painting.
Material: Blue and white china
Origin: Fujian, China
Packing: Recycled paper cushion in kraft carton
Content: 1 lid, 1 bowl, 1 saucer
This is a handmade item. Slight variations in color, pattern, shape and details from the particular one used in these pictures should be expected.
Artist: Li Qiang, National Associate Master Industrial Artist
Pot name: Zhizhu (Wisdom — Prajñā) 2012
Pot style: Sangbian
Material: Zisha (with duan-ni granules)
Capacity: 255 ml