Ru Kiln Tea Cat Teacup
A Ru Yao style teacup with a thick matte-soft glaze in cool white, painted with a gray tabby cat lying on a pink cushion, with a peeled orange, a bowl of oranges, and tea stove, that wraps around one side of the cup. The Chinese characters to the left of the cat translate to “Peace and comfort.”
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The matte finish of its thick glaze gives it a warm, soft feel when held. Inspired by the gentle character of moonlight, the cool white color of the opaque glaze 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 color 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 two other styles in the Ru Kiln Black Dragon Teacup and the Ru Kiln Cat and Persimmon Teacup.
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.
Kiln: Ru Kiln (Ru Yao; 汝窯)
Capacity: 100 mL
Dimensions: 6.75 x 6.75 x 5.25 cm
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