This open-style, or ‘summer bowl’ cup is a cousin to our White Rounded Teacup. Made in a traditional white Celadon, this is a truly elegant teaware.
This lovely small-capacity teacup with its wonderfully smooth white glaze has a sleek low profile. It has a nice heft to it and feels substantial, but not heavy in the hand. The walls are fairly thick and the lip has a slight tapper. This cup’s size and shape make it a good choice for Asian-style steeping. The cool white interior provides the perfect backdrop for appreciating the color of any tea liquor.
A subtle craze pattern, or network of fine cracks, is present throughout the glaze (see close-up photo). Over time and use, these cracks may become more prominent as they allow tea liquor to seeps in and stain them. The darker the tea liquor is, the more noticeable the craze pattern will be. This effect is a prized by many as it gives the cup character and makes each piece all the more unique. When used in Pu-erh or oolong service, when a ‘teapot-painting brush’ is being used to bathe the pot, this cup may also be ‘painted’ with the steeped liquor, in which case the crazing will develop a stunningly beautiful depth of color over time.
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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