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 as a single gaiwan with a different painting.
Gaiwan capacity: 170ml Material: Blue and white china Origin: Fujian, China Packing: Recycled paper cushion in kraft carton Gaiwan content: 1 lid, 1 bowl, 1 saucer Tea set content: 1 gaiwan, 1 chahai, 3 cups This is a handmade item. Slight variations in color, pattern, shape and details from the particular one used in these pictures should be expected.
The wide opening of Lampshade Shooter makes it more efficient in lowering the temperature of the tea for sipping quite immediately after infusion. It is exceptional in helping to maintain the tea’s maximum tactile quality and ergonomically facilitative for sipping most enjoyably. 3 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
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