The hand-painted cup is completed by two artists in Jingdezhen, one to glaze and fire the cup intentionally as a normal cup is done, the other to paint the scene based on the surface and fire it again at the end.
It is stunning with a scene hand painted over top which depicts water is gushing of the mouth of the dragon quickly in the stormy sky. The dragon is hand painted in fine details from which the expert painting skill can be seen as well as the time spent in working on this piece. Furthermore, the cup appears speckled on the outside with fine cracks, while the inside is covered by pronounced crackles throughout which will deepen with use, giving the cup a wonderful visual texture.Overall workmanship leaves nothing to wish for.
The cup holds roughly 90ml of liquid up to the rim making it ideal for being a personal teacup. With a wide opening, the cup is easy to hold and prevent the fingers from the heat.