Diameter 8.5cm * Height 3.4cm
The Tenmoku Fancy Rust Glaze Porcelain Tea Cup is a testament to the timeless allure of Tenmoku pottery. This 60cc cup is an embodiment of the artistry and tradition that is integral to the Chinese Gongfu tea experience. The Tenmoku glaze, characterized by its deep, lustrous finishes that mimic the hues of the natural world, has been appreciated for centuries for its ability to transform a simple vessel into a work of art.
This particular tea cup features a rust glaze, which is a captivating blend of earthy reds and deep browns that seem to shift and settle into one another, much like autumn leaves on a forest floor. The rust effect is not uniform; it's a canvas of variegated patterns, each one unique, creating a striking contrast against the dark, almost obsidian-like background of the cup's exterior.
The size of the cup, while modest, is intentionally chosen to complement the Gongfu style of tea drinking, which emphasizes the quality and flavor of the tea through smaller, more concentrated brews. The craftsmanship that goes into creating the Fancy Rust glaze requires a precise firing process, where the kiln's heat works its magic, ensuring that each cup is one-of-a-kind.
This Tenmoku tea cup is not just a functional item; it is a collector's piece, a gift that carries with it the weight of history and the beauty of artisanal craft. Perfect for those who appreciate the subtleties of tea drinking and the rich culture from which it stems, this tea cup will be a treasured addition to any tea ceremony or collection.