Jingdezhen Rising Moon Porcelain Tea Saucer
A Jingdezhen porcelain teacup rest, beautifully styled in the shape of a moon rising over the horizon with old-school blue and white floral adornment.
10 in stock
This exquisite blue and white porcelain cup mat in the shape of a large half-circle moon is produced in Jingdezhen, China’s famous porcelain capital. The pattern on its face shows flowing, intertwined chrysanthemum and peony flowers, with the symbol in the middle of the pattern signifying longevity and health. The mat’s edges show a pattern of crashing waves in gold and red.
The unique porcelain clay, kaolin, is first made into a white porcelain plate. Then the blue and white patterns are drawn with natural mineral pigments containing about 5% cobalt oxide before the piece is glazed and fired.
Blue-and-white porcelain dates back to the Yuan Dynasty, but the subsequent Ming Dynasty is regarded by some scholars as the highest peak of China’s porcelain industry, and its most representative work is in blue and white. This piece calls back to this classic Chinese aesthetic, giving your tea table a touch of Ming literati vibes.
- Origin: Jingdezhen City (景德镇市), Jiangxi Province, China
- Material: Glazed porcelain
- Dimensions: 7.8 x 7 x 0.8 cm