Porcelain and Ceramic Quality Test Report
Made of white porcelain, this pitcher is fired with pure and transparent glaze and decorated with hand-painted double blue lines. Specially designed with a V-shape mouth, this pitcher gathers and pours tea liquid conveniently.
This specially-designed pitcher gathers and pours tea liquid conveniently, there’s also a same type filter for your choice.
How to use it properly
Carefully pick up the pitcher by placing your thumb and index finger around the dimple part near the rim. With your little finger supporting underneath the bottom, apply pressure to the hollow part of your palm until it could just touch the pitch’s back part with minimal contact. Then, tilt the pitcher enough to allow the water to flow out smoothly.
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.