A striking gaiwan from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia, with a decidedly modern aesthetic. The bottom dish has an inset seat for the foot of the bowl to ensure a stable base. Hand-crafted in white stoneware, then glazed in luscious pale blue celadon.
Combined with this white stoneware, the creamy celadon glaze will not develop the crackling patina typical in his work.
volume 4.5 oz/133 ml • height 3.5" • 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.