Dehua, Fujian is the source of some of the finest porcelain in China. Traditionally a center of sculptural porcelain, much attention is paid to the texture and quality of the unglazed clay body.
Ice jade porcelain is made from very pure kaolin combined with flux in a specific ratio. This gives the pieces their luminous quality. Compared with our Mutton Fat Jade Porcelain wares, they are lighter, thinner, smoother in texture, and more translucent.
These striking cups feature an understated, segmented base modeled after bamboo shoots. The warm, unglazed porcelain is a pleasure to hold and to drink from. Their translucence allows the light passing through the tea to illumninate the contours of the cup beautifully. They hold roughly 15 milliliters when 2/3 full.
Great addition to my teacup collection. I have a mutton fat jade teapot as well and both the jade-like porcelain types are true to their name. The cup is fairly small which is hard to guess from the picture, but it has a nice heft to it and the bottom being a bit thicker makes it stand sturdy. This special porcelain is an amazing invention by the masters at Dehua.