Double Fired Celadon and Blue Pair of Teacups, 'Dragons and Landscape'
Celadon is the most revered glaze in ancient times, made to resemble jade. The symbol of the dragon, as well the use of jade, were both reserved for the imperial families' exclusive use. It is only in contemporary times that the commoner is allowed to use dragons in their designs. This pair of double fired set of teacups are bold in many ways- aside from the carved relief pattern of dragons on the exterior, the inside of the cups were hand painted an idyllic landscape, one that the literati and scholarly claim as their own motif. The fiery dragons on the outside, but a calm inner landscape invites one to ponder these contradictions, over tea. Exceptionally difficult and exquisitely made by artisans from Jingdezhen, China.
Holds about 2.5 oz. each