Origin: Jing De Zhen
Material: high temperature porcelain (above 1200℃)
Color: blue 釉下彩 [yòu xià cǎi] underglaze colour
Size: 5.5*5.5*4cm (25ml)
Total: 6 pieces
PS: Tea Cup Bag in photo
In ancient times, the immortal crane was “below one bird and above ten thousand birds”, which was second only to the Phoenix. The pattern woven by the official clothes of officials in the Ming and Qing Dynasties was immortal crane. At the same time, the immortal crane is the leader of the feather nationality because of its sage-like character and its outstanding behavior like that of immortals, known as Immortal’s demeanor and Taoist priest’s spirit 仙风道骨. It has been known as “first grade bird” since ancient times, which means the first on top. First grade is the name of the highest official rank in ancient times. All civil and military officials below the emperor are divided into nine grades, and first grade is the highest. Crane is also the most noble bird among birds, representing longevity and wealth.
Porcelain tea wares from the porcelain capital of “Jing De Zhen”, which has been produced porcelain for over 1700 years. Jing De Zhen porcelain has been created its own four special features, those are : “White like jade, bright as a mirror, thin as paper, sound like a chime.” The technique of combining painting and porcelain firing first has started in the Tang and Song dynasties and became popular in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Since gaoline of Jingdezhen has more mineral substances and firing temperature up to 1340°C, Jingdezhen porcelain belongs to high temperature porcelain (above 1200°C), other places’ porcelains can not compare, for example, cheap Dehua porcelain is low temperature porcelain only around 700-800°C. White porcelain and blue-and-white porcelain tea sets are the most popular, teapot, appreciation cup, fairness cup, tureen, and coaster have the largest varieties, designs and colors. White porcelain tea set can set off a true tea color and taste, and display its natural beauty.