Ru Kiln Cat and Fan Teacup

110 mL

A Ru Yao style teacup with a thick matte-soft glaze in cool white, made extra handsome with an image of a tabby cat lounging atop a fan. The Chinese characters to the right of the cat (纳凉) translate to “Enjoying a cool breeze.”


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Made in the antique style of the famous lost Ru Kiln, this teacup’s distinctive thick glaze has a silken matte finish that gives it a warm, soft feel when held. This unique glaze is made with a special recipe originating in the Northern Song Dynasty. Inspired by the gentle character of moonlight, its cool, opaque white color beautifully showcases the color of any tea poured into it. Where the glaze thins at the edge and at the foot of the cup, the contrast of the underlying dark clay provides extra definition and elegance. This high-quality ceramic cup is a good size for either sharing a pot of tea or for single service.

This teacup also comes in other cat styles, including the Cat and Persimmon, Tea Cat, and Watermelon Cat, as well as the Ru Kiln Black Dragon Teacup and Ru Kiln Golden Toad Teacup.

Ru Yao, the Lost Kiln

The teaware from the famous lost Ru Kiln of the Song Dynasty inspired the design of this ceramic cup. Ru Yao teaware pieces are now incredibly rare and sought out by collectors and can be found in museums across the world. In recent years, this style of teaware has seen a revival, and it has become popular in China to make teaware that resembles the antique style.

  • Origin: Henan Province
  • Style: Ru Kiln (Ru Yao; 汝窯)
  • Material: Glazed ceramic
  • Capacity: 110mL

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