This charming Gaiwan is using blue and white porcelain craftsmanship, made entirely by hand.
One of the patterns depicts a pair of phoenixes. The phoenix, known as the “Fenghuang” in Chinese, is a mythical bird considered to be the king of all birds and a symbol of auspiciousness, beauty, and grace. It represents virtue, harmony, and the union of yin and yang. When depicted as a pair, the double phoenix symbolizes the ideal relationship between a male and a female. It represents the union of two exceptional individuals or the coming together of two extraordinary things. It signifies a harmonious and balanced partnership, whether in love, marriage, or any collaborative endeavour. The double phoenix is often associated with blessings, prosperity, and good fortune. It is believed to bring luck, happiness, and success, as well as symbolize marital bliss, loyalty, and everlasting love.
Another pattern used on this Gaiwan is Chanzhi Lian. Chanzhi Lian, also known as “Interlock Branch Lotus,” is a Chinese decorative motif with the symbolism of “flowers within flowers, blossoms within leaves.” It is also referred to as the “Wanshou Teng,” representing auspiciousness and longevity due to its continuous and interconnected structure, symbolizing the concept of “endless vitality.” In addition, in traditional Chinese Confucian culture, the lotus is seen as the embodiment of truth, goodness, and beauty, as well as a symbol of Buddhism. The pronunciation of “Lian” is similar to the word “continuous” in Chinese, further expressing the idea of continuous growth and conveying positive wishes and emotions.
As part of Chinese traditional ornamentation, Chanzhi Lian has been passed down through generations, reflecting its own beauty and cultural significance with a unique artistic charm. The lotus possesses a sacred and pure temperament, being beautiful without being ostentatious and magnificent without being vulgar. It is precisely because of this aesthetic appeal that Chanzhi Lian has become a decorative pattern applied to various aspects of life.
The texture of this Gaiwan is delicate and smooth, and the painting is lively and lifelike. The entire production process is completed by hand, with every detail carefully designed and polished, giving this Gaiwan a unique artistic charm. This tea ware by imitating the shape and style of traditional Chinese tea ware, allowing people to appreciate the charm of traditional art and experience the flavour of history. The elegant lines, smooth curves, and delicate decorations present a sense of refined and harmonious beauty, allowing people to experience pleasure and artistic enjoyment while tasting tea.