Large Qingming Festival Teacup
A large teacup with crackled grey-green glaze and an ink-blue festival scene wrapping around the sides of the cup and inside the base.
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The design on this teacup depicts a lively village market during the Qingming Festival celebration. This important holiday follows the lunar calendar and usually falls around April 5th. Also called Tomb-Sweeping Day, it’s a time when family members visit the graves of ancestors.
Due to its timing in the early spring, Qingming also separates the early and later spring tea harvests. Early spring teas picked before Qingming are called Ming Qian and are highly valued, such as Ming Qian Anji Baicha, Longjing, and Bi Luo Chun.
This teacup is larger than ordinary tasting cups. The shape is called a “cylinder cup” (大缸杯), and the special design of the lip will reduce the overflow of tea when drinking tea.
- Origin: Jingdezhen City (景德镇市), Jiangxi Province, China
- Material: Glazed ceramic
- Capacity: 130mL