Cloud Dragon Yixing Teacup

90 mL

This ornate yixing teacup is made from smooth light red zhu ni yixing clay. Carved in relief with a dragon that is flying through swirling clouds.

$20.00

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This ornate yixing teacup is made from smooth light red zhu ni yixing clay. One side of the cup shows a relief carving of the head of a dragon that is flying through swirling clouds, while the other side shows its fringed tail. The design recalls the Chinese legend of dragons controlling the weather and bringing rain from the ocean to farmers’ fields. The cup’s relatively large rounded shape and raised pattern make it easy to hold. Capacity 90mL.

About Yixing Clay

Yixing clay comes from Yixing County in Jiangsu Province. This type of clay is prized for its high levels of iron. Many variants of yixing clay with different characters are sourced from different-colored layers in the soil. Natural colors include various shades and gradients of red, yellow, and purple-brown.

Like all of our yixing clay products, this pot is unglazed. The natural clay remains its original color. Yixing clay absorbs aromas easily, so just rinse it off with boiling water instead of washing with soap.