Dehua Kiln Greenish Blue Celadon Tea SetRegular price $59.99
This classic Japanese style tea set features a jade-like glazing, stainless steel handle, and a smooth rounded finish for a serene tactile experience with an old-world feel. The refined Dehua whitewares are representative of China whitewares. The ceramic body is thin and refined.The glaze is thin, especially between the belly and bottom. The teapot is like a sculpture and looks transparent under the sun or light.
Dehua is one of the famous kilns in China. It began to burn celadon and whitewares from the Song Dynasty and the Yuan Dynasty and reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty. Dehua kiln is famous for its white porcelain whose ceramic body and glaze are perfectly combined. The glaze is white and green-tinted which looks like a typical glaze popular in the Ming Dynasty.
Since the Song and Yuan Dynasties, Dehua kiln began to export porcelain, spreading excellent ceramic culture all over the world. In the Yuan Dynasty, Italian traveler Marco Polo arrived in Quanzhou Port and mentioned in his travelogue "the city Diyun produces many beautiful bowls and porcelain". In Southeast Asia, the beautiful and practical Dehua porcelain has defined the local custom of "taking the leaf of the sunflower as the bowl, while drinking with hands."
In Europe, Dehua porcelain triggered a revolution in the kitchen and caused a wave of imitated Dehua porcelain. In Africa, the Dehua wares were unearthed in the large mosque on the island of Kilwa, Sudan cemetery, and some wares were also decorated in the temple building or tomb column.
Teacup dimensions: 2 1/2" across and 2 3/4"tall
Ru Sky Blue Lifting Handle Teapot Tea SetRegular price $59.99
Ru porcelain has a unique color with precious agate as its glaze and has been described as "the beauty of a broken cloud in the clear sky after the storm”. The glaze of Ru porcelain is full and bright, with a few bubbles which were called “as sparse as morning stars that flicker under light”. We can see some sparse bubbles embedded in the middle and bottom of the Ru porcelain fractured surface. Observing the glaze surface with a magnifying glass, the bubbles in the middle are like sparse stars in the glaze layer.
The crack stripe on the glaze surface is as thin as a cicada's wings, so it is also called crab claw pattern, ice crack pattern, and fish roe pattern. One of the features of Ru porcelain is the sesame-shaped support pin, this size is rare in other kilns.
The Ru kiln, once located in Ruzhou, has a truly unique story and is one of the five famous kilns from the Song Dynasty. Ru porcelain ranks the first among the five famous kilns in porcelain history and has one of the famous traditional porcelain techniques. This porcelain is still representative of porcelain of the Northern Song Dynasty.
The development of ceramics in Ruzhou promoted the prosperity of the ceramics industry and showed the advanced porcelain techniques of ancient times. Ru porcelain began to be fired from the middle of the Tang Dynasty, thrived in the Northern Song Dynasty, and occupied a prominent position in the history of ceramics in China.”Teapot dimensions:5" across and 3 7/16" tall without the lid
Teacup dimensions: 2 1/2" across and 2 3/4" tall