Ru Kiln White Moonlight Ceramic Teapot

450 mL

An elegant teapot from Ru Kiln made in the traditional Song Dynasty style, with soft white Ru Yao Tianqing glaze the color of moonlight. Tianqing’s texture is very smooth with a silken finish that is soft to the touch.

$50.00

10 in stock


An elegant teapot from Ru Kiln made in the traditional Song Dynasty style, with soft white Ru Yao Tianqing glaze the color of moonlight. 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. This teapot comes with a removable perforated stainless steel strainer to filter out dust and tea leaves. However, like most Chinese teapots, it has a built-in strainer set behind the spout as well.

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.

This teapot forms part of a matching set with our Ru Kiln White Moonlight Ceramic Teacup, sold separately. It also comes in plum green as the Ru Kiln Tianqing Ceramic Teapot.

Kiln: Ru Kiln (Ru Yao; 汝窯)
Material: Clay
Capacity: 450 mL
Dimensions: 18 x 10 x 11.5 cm
Weight: 440g

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