Porcelain and Ceramic Quality Test Report
Made of white porcelain, this cup is fired with pure and transparent glaze and decorated with hand-painted double lines. Bearing resembling of Chinese common rice bowl, this tea cup has stable base due to its large opening and lower height. It is the plain white color that makes this tea cup elegant and adorable. There’s same type of Gaiwan for your choice.
This Double Blue Lines High Foot Tea Cup is made of high quality clay, which has smooth glaze and uniform color. The double blue lines seem easy to draw; however, it needs very proficient painting skills. The strength of painting must keep consistent; otherwise, the lines will get too thin or too thick. Generally, the simple shape, natural lines and the elegant appearance of this tea cup will add more beauty to your tea ceremony.
The white color of this tea cup is pure and clean, which truly reflects the color of tea liquid and is convenient for you to appreciate the tea.
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.