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: 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 李強（國家助理工藝美術師）2012 紫砂（渾段泥粒）
Silo Chahai has the advantage of being tall and nicely transparent for seeing the true colors of your infusion. It can be doubled as a tea pot for showing off the nice shape of your fine tealeaves as they unfold to sink and float.