Dehua County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China.
6.5” W x 3.1” H (16.5cm x 8cm)
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 teapot. 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 teapot will be.
The body of Teavivre’s Ru Yao Porcelain Teapot follows the shape of Xi Shi Yixing Teapot. Its handle is straight and makes a 90 degree angle with the spout, which is convenient for users to pour out tea liquid without being scalded. Its spout, handle as well as the edge of the lid are all made of coarse pottery. Besides making the pot looked more archaic rhyme, this kind of design mainly intend to increase the friction, for one thing, the lid can be more stable, and for another, the handle can easy to grip and not easy to fall. We just need to grip the handle and press the lid with our forefinger while pouring out the tea liquid.