Sancai Gaiwan


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A traditional stoneware pot with cup, lid,and saucer: Holds 100 ml

Classic, timeless and elegant, this special Gaiwan is a daily essential for tea rituals. A teapot and teacup in one that gestures a nod to the coexistence of heaven, man and earth; as represented by the lid, body and saucer.


  • Volume: 100 ml
  • Dimensions: Height: 10 cm, Diameter: 10 cm
  • Dishwasher safe: Yes
  • Origin: China
  • Colour: White
  • Finish: Matt

Invented during the Ming Dynasty, when loose leaf brewing first came in vogue, the Gaiwan is a traditional lidded bowl used as teapot and teacup in one. The lid does more than provide shy tea leaves a bit of privacy as they shed their inhibitions in their hot bath. Held slightly ajar, the lid is used to strain tea leaves from a fresh infusion, while the saucer helps you lift the hot cup to your lips. This exquisite example is hand prepared which can lead to unikat features in the textured surface and smooth interior glaze.


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