Steep in the understated elegance of this exquisitely hand-crafted celadon gaiwan. An unglazed lid top and darker edges bring a subtle rustic quality to contrast the gaiwan's lusturous, milky blue-green glaze, while also ingeniously making it easier to grip and maneuver. Beautiful to behold and use.
Unique crazing covers the gaiwan, and with use, the fine network of beautiful crackles will fill in and darken.
Each celadon gaiwan is hand-sculpted by Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia in his home studio. Each gaiwan is unique, with subtle differences in size, shape and crazing.
volume 5 oz/120 ml • height 4" • diameter 3.5"
Though not how you'll see it done in China, our favorite and most secure way to hold the gaiwan is by placing two fingers of each hand underneath the plate, and using your thumbs to hold the top of the knob and secure the lid. Rotate your thumbs toward your body, straining the leaves with the lid while decanting the liquid.