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 size difference is slight – it is not as much as the photograph suggests). The cups are coated with a rich green translucent glaze that allows the white flecks present in the clay to show through.
The rims have texture, due to the glaze setting-up on the fine lip of the gritty clay, while the rest of the glazed area is smooth to the touch & the gritty textured clay peeks out a bit at the bottom of the cup and on the footring. The lip-feel is not off-putting, just a part of this potter’s technique. The cup features a ‘pinched waist’, a nice, simple design feature to accentuate an understated look. There is a lot to appreciate in these little cups – the glaze is a moody yet soothing hue that will complement a variety of other teaware and tabletop colors.
We 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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