The Ding kiln is a treasure of traditional Chinese porcelain craftsmanship. Originally established during the Song Dynasty, the Ding kiln is one of the 'six major kiln systems' known for porcelain that reflects the height of ancient China's technical mastery and artistic expression.
Distinguished by bold, flowing designs with dynamic lines, Ding ware embodies a carving technique perfected over centuries. The porcelain's white glaze provides a perfect canvas for understated yet striking patterns that evoke nature and movement.
First produced for imperial use, Ding ware represents the zenith of Chinese ceramic art and a timeless gift for connoisseurs of fine porcelain.
Crafted using royal kiln techniques passed down through generations, this exquisite cup captures the skill of master craftsmen and symbolizes auspiciousness, prosperity and good fortune.
The multi-faceted octagonal shape represents the Chinese idiom "八方来财" (Ba Fang Lai Cai), meaning that wealth comes from all directions. Along with the cup's auspicious yellow glaze and vibrant motifs of flowers and lucky symbols, it embodies an ancient wish for prosperity and abundance.
Whether used daily or on special occasions, this classical Chinese cup aims to bring ceremony into your tea ritual - transforming a simple act of drinking into an invocation of prosperity, abundance and flourishing of spirit.
The details point to the soul within this piece. While shape, motif and glaze color add visual interest, they ultimately aim to impart an aura of good fortune to enrich your tea space and life beyond.
- Natural Clay in Fine Glaze
Pairs well with
- Green Tea
- White tea
- Oolong tea
- Pu-erh tea
- Black tea
- Volume 70ml/2.36oz
- Height 4.6cm, Diameter 7.2cm (Cup lid)
Dishwasher Safe. A patina of tea tannins may accumulate over time. Scrub gently by hand with mild unscented dish soap or baking soda to clean the patina. Do not microwave.
1 x Cup