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.
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 潘志英（七彩堂）2010 原礦老坑清水泥
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 （仿）施小馬（國家高級工藝美術師）2011 (題1976) 大紅袍泥