This delightful teacup is decorated with a series of simple tapered lines in indigo blue and rust brown. The lines almost appear to hang off the cup’s rim like icicles off a roof ledge. A single blue band circles the cup’s foot, giving ‘heft’ to the bottom of the cup and balancing out the design, while a finer band just below the rim adds visual interest to the cup’s interior.
The cup is bell-shaped, making it very easy to hold and drink from. The exterior wall has a series of ridges which are subtle to the eye, but noticeable in the hand. These ridges provide some extra grip.
This cup is made of porcelain, which is a hard, fine-grained, nonporous ceramic. It is very white and extremely durable. Many consider porcelain to be the ideal material for steeping all types of tea. The cool white interior provides the perfect backdrop for appreciating the color of any tea liquor.
Slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares 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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