Ru Kiln Lotus Gaiwan

180 mL

A stunning ceramic gaiwan from Ru Kiln, glazed in gray-blue-green and sculpted into the subtle form of a lotus flower.


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The thick, smooth silken glaze resembles the texture of polished jade and feels soft when held. Like the matching Ru Kiln Lotus Teacup, a warm light brown lines the edges of the pieces in contrast the cool gray-blue-green glaze. The attention to detail used to make this gaiwan is apparent in how the three pieces fit together and the subtle accent lines on the sides of the gaiwan that form the sides of the flower.

This heavy gaiwan’s thick walls are ideal for keeping the temperature of your tea consistent over multiple steeps. The petal-like flared edge of the gaiwan makes it comfortable to hold as you pour your tea out. Try steeping our Bi Tan Piao Xue (Snow Drop Jasmine) or Bai Mudan (White Peony) in this gaiwan and smelling how the aromas change from steep to steep.

This gaiwan resembles the wares made by the Ru Kiln during the Song Dynasty (960–162). The Ru Kiln was known for the crazing (fine crackling) of the glossy glazes used to make fine ceramics.

Kiln: Ru Kiln (Ru Yao; 汝窑)
Material: Ceramic
Capacity: 180 mL
Gaiwan Dimensions: 11.75 x 11.75 x 11 cm
Weight: 475g

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