These teacups have a fine-textured, matte or sueded finish that is smooth but slightly textured at the same time. The colors of the teacups are a natural finish or effect known as yohen that was created by the forces of wood and fire in his wood burning kiln. Jinshu achieved this effect by where he placed his wares in relation to the heat and flame inside of his kiln.
Jinshu has given these teacups a graceful and curvy bell shape. The surface of the teacups have a slight metallic shimmer on gauzy, color-shifting tones of tan/gold/grey.
The overall effect is that of a strong yet soft presence, and it is a lovely marriage of traditional design with contemporary interpretation: the results are unique each time Jinshu fires his tea wares and cannot be duplicated exactly from cup to cup or teapot to teapot.
The interior of the cups is soft white, which will highlight the color of the tea liquor served in the cup quite nicely. The shape of the teacups are pleasing in the hand and the overall personality of the cup conveys a simple, humble beauty.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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