Jingdezhen Blue and White Porcelain Plum Blossom Small Gaiwan
A one-of-a-kind treasure that represents the pinnacle of Jingdezhen's porcelain craftsmanship, incorporating high quality raw materials and stringent firing requirements, and masterfully designed and finished at a top local art studio. These art teawares are completely handcrafted and hand painted using the Kangxi era of Qing dynasty's "cracking ice" traditional painting style, finished with meticulous detail and aesthetics. It is simply a magnificent artwork and exclusive to our online store.
The plum blossom has been a timeless subject in Chinese literature and art for centuries, especially favored by ancient intellectuals and scholars as a metaphor for themselves. Each piece of this set features distinctly full white plum blossoms against a contrasting field of blue. The plum blossoms are painted with five petals, along with hardy layered branches and buds, depicting a vivid image of a plum blossom in the snow. One can imagine the subtle fragrance floating in the air.
This round shaped gaiwan consists of just a lid and body, without a base. Gaiwans that only have these two components are referred to as "two-talents" gaiwans, which have become more popular in recent years and feature a design more suitable for oolong and black tea brewing. This set will surely make your tea ritual more enjoyable as well as a great investment for many years to come.
The outer rim of the base plate is also painted with a flower motif as decoration. It can also be used as a regular serving plate or simply as a display.
Gaiwan: capacity 100ml, 3.0" tall by 3.3" wide
tea cup: capacity 80ml, 1.9" tall by 2.6" wide
Base plate: 6.9" diameter by 1.2" tall