Dehua County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China.
4.1” W x 3.3” H (10.5cm x 8.5cm)
Ru Yao porcelain, named because it is originated in Ruzhou, is a very precious ceramic, which ranks the first place among Chinese Five Famous Kiln -- Ru, Guan, Ge, Jun, Ding (汝、官、哥、钧、定). The two special characteristics of Ru Yao porcelain are the glaze color and Kai Pian. The glaze color of this teapot is azure, which just like the color of the sky after raining. In addition, the tiny grains (cracks or “Kai Pian” in Chinese) are not conspicuous for the new Gaiwan. But with long time use, the tea liquid will gradually penetrate into the cracks, so that we can see these grains clearly. The deeper the grains, the more charming the Gaiwan will be.
This Gaiwan has thick texture, slow thermal conductivity and good heat preservation effect. The Net weight is 330g and weight with tea liquid can reaches 360g. So ladies may feel difficult when using this Gaiwan, at this time, we can use another hand to touch the bottom of the Gaiwan as a support. But we believe that men may prefer this textured and thick Gaiwan.