Jianzhan "Iridescent Flame" Hand-Made Stoneware Cup by Lin Jian Feng
Our Jianzhan wares crafted by lifetime Jianzhan pottery veteran Lin Jian Feng. Jianzhan wares are from Jianyang town in Fujian Province. They became popular during the Song Dynasty and were prized throughout China, Korea and Japan. By the Ming Dynasty Jianzhan wares fell out of favor, but luckily the tradition was continued in Japan for centuries and was eventually re-introduced in it's original birthplace (Jianyang Fujian) in the 1990's. Jianzhan glazes are all basically the same, but due to different firing temperatures and positioning within the kiln the fired glazes are totally unique from eachother and are typically separated into five distinct styles.
彩金 - rainbow, 兔毫 - rabbit fur, 油滴 - oil spot, 鳖甲盏 - tortoise shell, 雪鹧鸪盏 - partridge feathers
This particular Cup is glazed and fired (at 1300C) in the You Dian "Rainbow" 彩金 Style. It's dense and heavy in the hand, holds and retains heat wonderfully, and generally elevates the experience of drinking tea (from it)!
Here's a great video (in Chinese) that discusses the history and process of creating Jianzhan wares.
Volume 190ml (+/- 10ml)
Diameter is 9.5cm and the height is 6cm
Each Cup comes in it's own gift box** with a certificate of authenticity (pictured).
More about the artist:
Lin Jian Feng is a new Generation Jianzhan Craftsman who studied under Chen Chunhua. He is a 10+ year member of Jianyao Jianzhan Council Association.
Lin Jian Feng, born in Jianyang in 1985, has been in contact with Jianzhan since childhood, grew up in the story of Jianzhan, and gradually developed his love for Jianzhan. At the age of 30, he gave up the generous income of the big city and returned to his hometown to learn the burning skills of Jianzhan with Master Chen Chunhua. With a tenacity that is willing to study, dare to try, not afraid of failure, and becoming more and more courageous, in recent years, on the basis of inheriting the traditional black glaze silver drop, combined with contemporary firing technology, a new glaze color with unique style has been created. Such as the peony king, golden autumn, star diamond, flame, bosom friend, and other unique glazes, which are deeply loved by a vast number of his collectors.
His works have been permanently collected by many museums, and his works have won many gold and silver awards. It has been selected by Quanzhou Museum, Dalian City Museum, Nanping City Museum, Fuzhou Museum, Xiamen Museum, Hangzhou Museum.
PLEASE NOTE: Every cup is hand-made! There may also be some slight differences in the color, shape, and volume. It's not possible for us to re-take the pictures for each new cup that we receive from this artisan. Some differences in the color and shininess of the actual cup you receive as compared to the one in the photographs may also be due to light conditions when the photographs are taken. Thanks for your understanding!
**Gift Box may differ somewhat from that in the picture.