Jingdezhen Yingqing Porcelain Plantain Leaf Motif Curved Owner's Tea Bowl
A one-of-a-kind treasure that represents the pinnacle of Jingdezhen's porcelain craftsmanship, incorporating the original Gaolingtu (高岭土) clay materials and stringent firing requirements, completely hand-crafted and finished at a top Jingdezhen studio. The type of porcelain used in crafting this gaiwan is called Ying Qing Ci, that uses Gaolingtu clay, is the very best and authentic Jingdezhen porcelain, the very essence of Jingdezhen's thousand-year porcelain ware craftsmanship heritage. It produces an off-white hue with a slightly blue undertone and exhibits the luminescence that is characteristic of spectacular Jingdezhen porcelain.
Yingqing porcelain is referred to as the Jade of Porcelain, and it was the most desired porcelain ware during the Song dynasty. This tea bowl is decorated with the classic plantain motif throughout the entire cup, with two layers of leaves. The plantain leave motif (芭蕉纹) features large leaves arranged together as a decorative band on porcelain ware, furniture, and other art wares. It was a prevalent decorative style in Chinese artwork, from the Tang to the late Qing dynasties. Plantain leaves imply a thriving undertaking and family prosperity. A famous intellectual and writer Li Yu (李渔) from Qing dynasty once wrote that the charm of plantain leaves can cultivate one's spirit and temperament.
This cup is elegant and classy, simply stunning, and comfortable to behold. The large size also handles a relatively larger volume of tea. An exclusive art tea ware piece that will surely enrich your tea life and is a great investment for your tea ware collection.
It comes with an elegant case.
Capacity: 170ml / 5.75oz