Jingdezhen Treasure Yingqing Porcelain Gaiwan Set Buddhist Scriptures 心经盖碗组
This is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that represents the pinnacle of Jingdezhen's porcelain craftsmanship. The clay is called Yingqing, a very delicate fine porcelain representing the very essence of Jingdezhen’s thousand-year porcelain tradition. In addition to the master craftsmanship of the vessel itself, the calligraphy on the gaiwan is also worthy of great appreciation. Each piece is completely filled with Buddhist scriptures.
Chinese tea culture is closely associated with Buddhism since the budding of the Tang dynasty. The calligraphy on each piece is hand-written beautifully and neatly by calligrapher Liu Er, also a dedicated Buddhist practitioner at this top Jingdezhen studio. Writing the heart sutra and the Buddhist scriptures on the fine porcelain body is his way of practicing Buddhism. Confucius says that "words are for conveying truth". Each single piece of art ware is a unique life in and of itself, with the artist calligrapher putting his mind and soul into each creation. For us tea lovers, teawares with such beautifully written scriptures on every sip, one can sense the mercy and wisdom between the lines. Everything runs into our hand; it is the love passed on.
This set is not just a beautiful tea brewing vessel, but also brings Zen tea to the heart of a daily tea ritual and practice. It will surely enrich your Zen tea experience, and is a great investment for your tea ware collection.
Capacity and Buddhist scripture:
Gaiwan: 150ml / 5.07oz, "Heart sutra / 般若心經"
Fair cup: 280ml / 9.47oz, "Great compassion mantra / 大悲咒"
Zen cup: 120ml / 4.06oz, "Great compassion mantra / 大悲咒"