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: (in the name of) Shi Xiao Ma, National Senior Master Industrial Artist
Pot name/style: Fanggu (In the shape of the ancient drum) 2011 (signed 1976)
Material: Da Hong Pao
Capacity: 275 ml
Magnolia Shooters are made for better enjoyment of the aroma of bouquet style teas, such as Orchid Grātus, Tea Hong’s very own Lanhua Xiang Dancong. The height helps to focus the aroma upwards. Fine bone china, 2 cups per box
Artist: Pan Zhi Ying of Studio Qicai Tang (Seven Color Hall)
Pot name/style: Shuiping (Water Level) 2010, in the style of the era of Cultural Revolution
Material: Matured Qingshui-ni
Capacity: 140 ml