A beautiful, festive gaiwan, newly commissioned for 2016. Functional details are modeled on our popular white gaiwans, with a set-in center to the saucer and a well fitted lid to avoid slipping in the hand. A matte black finish on the base of the plate also helps fingers grip the surface. Inside, white glaze offers a simple background against which to view your brewing leaves and liquour. On the exterior, a glossy, marbled crimson makes this gaiwan the most eye-catching in our collection.
volume 6 oz/177 ml • height 3.25" • diameter 3.75"
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.