Zhang is not an artist. He is a craftsman. His team of people have hands that can turn a lump of clay into pots and cups with precision and in no time, almost like magic. They make tea vessels for us for practical use, in understated design. Coming from a humble tea tradition, that is only natural for them. They are from Chaozhou, where gongfu tea is more normal than cola.
“Quail Egg” Tea-for-one is light yet sturdy and strong. The matt glaze finish matches with the non-glazed cup rim and pot bottom to complete both the visual and tactile rustic theme of the design. Comes with cushioned wooden box for travelling or as a gift.
Pot capacity: 120ml Material: Stoneware with matt glaze in quail egg pattern Origin: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China Packing: Wooden gift box with lock and polystyrene cushions Content: 1 infusion vessel, 1 cup This is a semi-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 （仿）施小馬（國家高級工藝美術師）2011 (題1976) 大紅袍泥
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