Porcelain and Ceramic Quality Test Report
Made of white porcelain, this Gaiwan is fired with pure and transparent glaze and decorated with hand-painted double blue lines. Although looks simple, painting the double blue lines requires great skills for craftsmen, for they need to be painted clearly and uniformly without any truce of the joints. Besides, the surface is lustrous, when watching in the backlighting, you’ll find it is half transparent.
The bright and pure white color of this Gaiwan truly reflects the color of tea liquid, which helps you control the proper brewing time.
As a traditional porcelain in China, among celadon porcelain (青瓷), blue and white porcelain (青花瓷), painted porcelain (彩瓷), the white porcelain (白瓷) is made of porcelain which has low content of iron, and then covered with clean and transparent glaze. Unlike painted porcelain, white porcelain doesn’t have fabulous patterns or colorful appearance, but it is the pure and bright white color makes white porcelain possess the charm of naturalness and elegance.
玄纹 (xuán wén)
玄纹 (xuán wén), also called double-lines, is one of the most classic lined ornamentation in Chinese ceramic art. Among all the ornamentations, lotus, dragon and phoenix patterns are the most common. Although looks simple, the hand-painted double lines require masterful craftsmanship, even for professional and experienced craftsmen, painting the parallel and smooth lines is not very easy to complete.
Origin place – Dehua
Located in Fujian province, Dehua County enjoys great reputation for ceramic and porcelain production. White porcelain made from Dehua has bright and pure white color with great light transmission. The ivory white (象牙白) and Chinese white (中国白) have been well known both in home and abroad since Ming and Qing dynasty. He Zongchao, Lin Chaojing and Zhang Shoushan, etc were the most famous ceramic artists in Ming dynasty.