Lovely glazed clay teapot. Glazed in Purple and Blue glaze on the outside, but raw unadulterated clay on the inside. Lid has been connected to the handle with a braided thread to prevent the lid from falling and breaking.
Ru Yao Kiln celadon wares originate from Henan province. The technique was perfected in the Song Dynasty. The glaze used is unique and contains some small amounts of iron giving the fired glaze a luminescent look to it. Small veins exist after the firing process and with seasoning the veins will grow more prominent.