Oriental Cloisonne Ceromonial Teapot

$95.00

The history of tea in China is long and complex, for the Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavour. In 2016, the discovery of the earliest known physical evidence of tea from the mausoleum of Emperor Jing of Han (d. 141 BCE) in Xi’an was announced, indicating that tea from the genus Camellia was drunk by Han Dynasty emperors as early as the 2nd century BCE.[1] Tea then became a popular drink in the Tang (618–907) and Song (960–1279) Dynasties. This Cloisonne teapot measures 3&1/2 inches tall with a 1/4 inch rim and a teapot cover of 2&1/4 inches.

Description

This  heavily gilded brass and Cloisonne enamel tea cup features dragon handles, beautiful artwork of fish tale dragons and the lotus flower. Discovered in the 17th century during the reign of Quianlong and late Jaiqin. The inside of the teacup is overlaid with  blue enamel making it complete for enjoying a cup of  ancient Chinese tea.

Additional information

Weight.25 lbs
Dimensions3 × 4.5 in

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