Mary Lou purchased these teacups from a local potter on a trip to Taiwan in November 2013. These cups are a pair, although, as is often the case with handmade items, one cup is slightly larger than the other.
The teacups are elegantly-shaped, and richly glazed. A slightly curved lip and a little ‘pinched waist’ at the middle of both cups completes their form. The glaze on the cups is simply stunning. Gold-hued crystalline bursts with blue undertones meld with opaque patches of yellow-y brown and tan glaze, creating a captivating visual effect. In a well-lit setting these cups are sheer magic. The flower-like crystal formations glint and glisten in the light and almost appear to shift color as you adjust your viewing angle. On the interior of both cups is a soft cream color with a few light streaks and specks of tan dancing about. The golden-yellow glaze color color is a very tea-friendly, and they will complement the color of any steeped liquor. These cups will provide a nice contrast to a smooth clay teapot or a gaiwan and are sure to be admired by all who are served tea in them!
We only have a single set of these cups — all photos are of the actual teacups that are for sale.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Taiwanese teawares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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