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Handmade Jianyang Jianzhan Tea Cups - Golden Pink and Deep Blue Couple Cups

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Handmade Jianyang Jianzhan Tea Cups - Golden Pink and Deep Blue Couple Cups
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Summary
Origin:

Jianyang, Fujian Province, China

Material:

Original clay in Jianyang, raw glaze ore and other natural substances

Workmanship:

Transmutation in kiln (Firing in 1300℃ high temperature)

Craft:

Handmade

Capacity:

130ml

Dimensions:

Golden Pink: 3.1” W x 2.3” H (8cm x 6cm)

Deep Blue: 3.0” W x 2.3” H (7.5cm x 6cm)

Net Weight:

Golden Pink:196g

Deep Blue:203g

Notice:

Due to the transmutation in kiln, the pattern on each Jianzhan tea cup will be slightly difefferent .

Therefore, every Jian zhan is unique and special, but it will be remained generally the same.

Angel's Comment:

Jianzhan couple tea cups, packed with the gift box, is a nice choice for both gifts and couple cups.

This Jianzhan set is a pair of cups, comprising of blue and pink You Di Zhan. This phrase, You Di Zhan, refers to the numerous small gold or silver-grey metallic luster spots scattered along the bottom and inside of the cups; both the interior and exterior of the cups are full of crystals of various sizes, visible both when empty and full.

 

Jianzhan, or Jian ware, represents the pinnacle of ancient Chinese black porcelain, and is an art of pottery that combines earth with fire. Using clay and glaze rich in iron content from Jianyang as its raw material, it has to undergo about thirteen separate Chinese traditional handicrafts until completion, such as the selection of the porcelain and setting of the model. The gorgeous patterns are naturally produced in a kiln at temperatures of 1300C; because of this, each cup takes on a unique and one-of-a-kind design, adding to the distinctive charm of the ware.

Golden Pink and Deep Blue Couple Cups

Jianzhan has the characteristics of “one color into the kiln, a riot of colors out”. Each Jianzhan adopts the same glaze, but due to the diverse firing methods of masters, different indoor temperature and other factors, the final cups will be distinct in the patterns and glaze colors. As we all know that no two leaves are exactly the same in the world, which is also applicable to Jianzhan. However, one type of Jianzhans are similar in general.

Jian zhan with tea liquid

The unique glaze on the cup will reflect diverse colors for different tea liquid.

dimension of jianzhan

Jian zhan is made of the clay with iron content over 8%. Therefore, drinking tea with Jianzhan can not only improve the flavor, but also gives a softer taste.

Jian Zhan package

Jian Zhan package

Characteristics of Jian zhan

It is heavy, feeling dense and thick when held; the large mouth of the cup makes it convenient and easy to watch the tea soup; the original glazed color of the material is black, bringing out the color of the tea; and when using Jianzhan for the first time, there is no need to “season” the material like with Zisha teapots. The ashy, earthy smell of the kiln can be cleaned off with fresh, warm water, and then after a boiling rinse of a few minutes, the cup is ready to use.

History

Jianzhan is a well-known Chinese porcelain of the Han nationality. It is one of the eight famous porcelain types of the Song dynasty, tracing back further than a thousand years; it takes its name from its origin of Jian An county during that time. Scholars and tea drinkers during the time period strongly advocated the comparison of different tea types, and as such required tea sets of a high quality along with the tea itself. Jianzhan has dense, tight pores conducive to the retention of heat, making it appropriate for this use.

In 2011, the workmanship of Jianzhan crafting was included on the list of national intangible cultural heritage.

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