Tian Qing Dragon Handle Cup with Lid

275 mL

A tall vase-shaped ceramic cup with a lid and dragon-shaped handle and pale blue Tian Qing glaze. Excellent for keeping a large personal cup of tea warm.

$18.50

8 in stock


A tall vase-shaped ceramic cup with a lid and dragon-shaped handle. The pale gray-blue-green glaze is thick but semi-translucent, letting warm brown clay underneath show at the edges of the cup and on the carved details of the dragon handle. This distinctive glaze color 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 cup’s handle and lid make it excellent for enjoying a large personal cup of tea and keeping it warm. Capacity 275 mL.

Note: Natural variations in glaze color occur during firing in the kiln, including faint or bright purple patches against the blue. Each cup is unique and color may vary.

Pictured with our Large Rosewood Saucer with Tin Lotus, sold separately.