Longquan Koi Fish Celadon Gaiwan
A small celadon gaiwan from Longquan Kiln with a small red-spotted koi fish on the lid.
20 in stock
A small celadon gaiwan from Longquan Kiln. This gaiwan 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 on the lid. 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.