Name: Porcelain Celadon Golden Fish Tea Cup
茶杯盖 teacup lid: 3.4 * 3.4 * 1
茶杯 Tea cup: 4.2 * 4.2 * 2.6
托盘 Tray: 4.6 * 4.6 * 0.8
Condition: Good Condition
Chinese teapot (Gaiwan) used to brew and serve tea. The Gaiwan is produced in the famous porcelain-producing town of Jingdezhen and bears its distinctive marking. A beautifully designed and hand-crafted vessel that may be used to brew and serve tea.
The Chinese Gaiwan (also spelled Guywan) covered bowl is a study in practicality, functionality, beauty, and simplicity of style. Created during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the design of the Gaiwan has changed very little ever the centuries. The Gaiwan was created during the peak of pottery making at China's Jingdezhen kilns, famous for creating delicate, fine tableware and teaware.
It was during this peak time of pottery creation in China that small porcelain teacups without a handle were given a lid and a deep saucer for the cup to sit in and called a Gaiwan (lidded bowl). The Gaiwan used during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1644-1911) were larger than those used today, to brew tea for several people.