An artisan cat gaiwan with a wonderful crackle glaze. The brown rim accentuates the beautiful shape and gives it a rustic touch. If you’re looking for the cutest gaiwan ever, stop right here.
Cats do not have a significant role in Chinese culture and symbolism. Yet, cats can be such loving and comforting companions. Thus, we find it a pity that they don’t often appear on traditional Chinese tea ware.
Hence, in cooperation with Mr. Jiang in De Hua (The Chinese capital of ceramic art), we’ve crafted this handmade gaiwan displaying a cat enjoying the outdoors. Mr. Jiang makes this artisan gaiwan by applying traditional Ru Kiln methods. The gaiwan consists of a cup, lid and coaster.
Instead of classic green Ruyao, we’ve opted to go for a lighter base colour glaze to give it a modern touch, while it also better matches the cat artwork. The glaze surface is also characterized by this amazing crackle effects which results from the gaiwan at 1360°C (2480°F). The crackle patterns will gradually become clearer the more you use it to brew tea. This will further enhance its homely rustic look.
|Content||160ml (5.4 oz)|
|Measures||11.5x9 cm (4.5x3.5 in)|