Large Koi Fish Celadon Teacup

150 mL

A large plum green celadon glazed tea cup from Longquan Kiln with a small red-spotted koi fish swimming in the bottom of the cup.


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A large celadon teacup from Longquan Kiln. This cup is simply designed to highlight the thick plum green celadon glaze that feels smooth to the touch, like jade. Celadon, invented in the early Song Dynasty (960-1279), is usually unadorned except for simple relief carvings like the small koi fish swimming in the bottom of the cup. The koi fish is a popular symbol that alludes to the legend of the little koi fish who leaped a waterfall and turned into a dragon, a powerful symbol of success and strength. Capacity 150mL.

Matches the Longquan Koi Fish Celadon Teapot, Longquan Koi Fish Celadon Gaiwan, and Small Koi Fish Celadon Teacup, sold separately.

  • Style: Longquan Kiln (龍泉青)
  • Material: Glazed porcelain
  • Capacity: 150mL