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
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