Ru Yao Horseshoe Shape Ceramic Gaiwan

180 mL

A refined ceramic gaiwan with thick gray silken-finish Ru Yao Tian Qing glaze with a crackle pattern and painted with a small bird and flowering branch.

$25.00

10 in stock


A small painted bird and flowering branch adorn one side of this refined gaiwan. Made in the old horseshoe shape style, this deep gaiwan has a wide mouth to allow the tea to cool quickly. The very thick glaze has a silken finish and a faint crackled pattern. The distinctive pale gray color of the glaze is known as Ru Yao Tian Qing. This was the favorite color of the Song Dynasty emperor Song Hui Zhong. Its pale semi-translucence resembles the ethereal color of the sky right after rain, just before the sun shines through the dispersing clouds. The warm brown rims of the gaiwan and exposed base clay of the foot contrast beautifully with this pale, cool color. Part of a matching set with our Ru Yao Horseshoe Shape Ceramic Cups, sold separately. Capacity 180 mL.