Jian Shui Purple Pottery Cups
The history of Jianshui purple pottery, which is also known as Southern Yunnan red jade, goes back hundreds of years. During the Song dynasty it was celadon; during the Yuan it was blue and white ceramics; during the Ming it was coarse ceramics; during the Qing it was purple pottery. Today, it is considered to be among the four famous types of Chinese pottery and represents the traditional folk art of Yunnan's Jianshui county.
Cups made from Jian Shui Clay are hefty, dense and have a natural look and feel to them. They can be seasoned and ideally should be dedicated for one class of tea much like a teapot.