Ru Kiln Tianqing Ceramic Teacup
An elegant straight-sided teacup from Ru Kiln made in the traditional Song Dynasty style with pale green Ru Yao Tianqing glaze. Tianqing’s texture is very smooth with a silken finish that is soft to the touch.
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An elegant straight-sided teacup from Ru Kiln made in the traditional Song Dynasty style with pale green Ru Yao Tianqing glaze. Ceramics made with this special type of glaze are rarely painted or embellished, instead showcasing its stunning color. You can often see faint stable crackles within the glaze. To get this effect, it must be fired at very high temperatures of around 1300°C (2370°F). Tianqing’s texture is very smooth with a silken finish that is soft to the touch. Capacity 160mL.
The distinctive bright sky-colored Ru Yao Tianqing glaze was the favorite color of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) emperor Song Huizhong. Its pale translucence resembles the ethereal color of the sky right after rain, just before the sun shines through the dispersing clouds. It comes in two main shades: plum green and moonlight white.
Part of a matching set with our Ru Kiln Tianqing Ceramic Teapot, sold separately. Also comes in white as the Ru Kiln White Moonlight Ceramic Teacup.
Kiln: Ru Kiln (Ru Yao; 汝窯)
Capacity: 160 mL
Dimensions: 6.75 x 6.75 x 7.25 cm
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