Dehua County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China.
2.7” W x 1.2” H (7cm x 3cm)
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 tea cup. 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 tea cup will be.
Azure Ru Yao porcelain tea cup is a little quieter than other tea cups, quietly holds the tea liquid and quietly waits the owner to drink. The characteristic of thick cup wall makes it seldom burning drinkers’ hands and the sagging design on the body of cup makes it more convenient for us to hold. Moistened by tea liquid, it will slowly appear the two-tone beautiful grains and then unconsciously transform into the world's unique exclusive little tea cup.