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Content and size of the cup:
170 ml, top diameter 10,1 cm, height 6 cm
About this piece
This cup is brand new, pearly glaze waited to be baptized and later mature by tea and time. Some later photos show a cup with such glaze but already used.
A cup thats cracks are showing fast, very different with each cup, this one with a nice shape.
The cup is made by naturally and locally sourced clay by Jiri Duchek itself. It also contains a bit of locally sourced kaolin clay which is used for porcelain making. Additionally is glazed with a thin layer of white glaze. Such glaze is used in old times in Korea. You may check an aged cup from Korea on the following link.
Tea drunk from such a cup has round, mild and pleasant taste, similar taste as achieved by pure porcelain cups. This type of glaze makes tea taste more neutral, clean and pleasant. It kinds of purifies the final taste of tea.
The glazed fired shred will slowly age and change its color. A web of black cracks will appear and change the look of a cup. This web of cracks is unpredictable and could differ from a cup to a cup. Also the time when they appear is not fixed.
Each cup has an unique shape, size, fire marks. The cup surface is very smooth and nice to touch. The inside of the cup is glazed too and cracks will appear too.