Vintage Blue and White Chinese Rice Grain Pattern Tea Set Including Tea Pot and Two Tea Cups with Chrysanthemum Motif
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「Features」 · Classic cobalt blue and white colors · Rice grain pattern · Each one is hand stamped · Made in Jing De Zhen China · Set includes 1 tea pot and 2 tea cups
「Style Inspiration」 Blue and white Chinese porcelain is the "little black dress" of servingware - it never goes out of style! These pieces will make a stunning display at your tea ceremony or for use all year long!
「History」 These classic designs are not only fun, but also have rich roots in Chinese history. · Stamped 中国景德镇 on the bottom. They are made in Jingdezhen, China, the porcelain capital of the world. The artistry of its ceramic masters are renowned through out the world. · This style is called Ling Long（玲珑）, which means exquisite in Chinese. In a stroke of genius, producers used rice grains to pierce the clay, then filled the holes with glaze to achieve this mysterious translucent rice grain pattern. · The patterns are full of symbolism too. The cross and diamond patterns on the pot represents longevity, wealth, peace, altruism and good health. On the rim of the tea cups, 工 means "work" which represents the working class. The chrysanthemum flower on the bottom is the symbol of a gentleman. It represents noble character and tenacious vitality.
Being from Beijing, I grew up around true "China". So I'm picky about my porcelain ware. Most of the soft clay-like ceramic you find in stores these days feels clumsy. This plate is crisp, durable, and makes a pleasant "clink" when you tap it. And does not chip easily.
「Dimension」 Pot: 8.25" L x 5.75" W x 4" H Cup: 3" in diameter, 2.25" H
「Condition」 Very good vintage condition. No chips or cracks.