Gaiwan with Carp and LotusAsianArtMuseumStore
The tea vessels known as gaiwan were developed during the Ming Dynasty. Comprising three parts — saucer, cup, and lid — the gaiwan is a versatile option that brews white and green teas exceptionally well, but also can be used successfully with oolong or black teas. After steeping, the tea can be sipped directly from the gaiwan while using the lid to block the leaves from escaping or can be poured into another cup.
This set is beautifully ornamented with details of carp and lotus flower.
- Glazed ceramic
- Set includes teacup, saucer and lid
- 3 ¾ inches high, 4 inches in diameter