This tea cup is a superb specimen of antique coarse pottery porcelain, offering a 90cc capacity that is well-suited for the Gongfu tea ceremony. Each cup is a unique fusion of traditional craftsmanship and artistic expression, hand-thrown by Master Su Yipeng and meticulously hand-painted by Master Wu Jinsong.
The cup's material, coarse pottery porcelain, is known for its rustic charm and durability. It features a robust body that feels substantial in the hand, yet comfortable to hold. The tactile quality of the material, combined with its thermal properties, makes for a cup that not only retains heat well but also adds a grounding element to the tea-drinking experience.
Master Wu Jinsong's hand-painted design showcases a naturalistic motif that harkens back to the pastoral origins of the porcelain. The intricate depiction of foliage in a classic blue glaze against the off-white background of the cup is reminiscent of historical Chinese porcelain work, yet the style is timeless, bridging the gap between past and present.
This cup is not simply a vessel for tea; it is a piece of art that tells a story through its creation. It represents a collaboration between two masters, each lending their expertise to create a harmonious and functional piece of tea ware. As a part of a Gongfu tea set, it contributes to the aesthetic pleasure of the tea ceremony, enhancing the visual and sensory enjoyment of the tea.
Ideal for collectors, enthusiasts, or as a
thoughtful gift, this tea cup is a tangible piece of cultural heritage. Its handcrafted nature means that no two cups are exactly the same, offering a unique experience to each owner. For the tea drinker, this cup not only serves their favorite brew but also connects them to the ancient traditions of Chinese tea culture with every use.