These fair cups are made by a young potter, FAFA from Jingdezhen, an influential pottery centre in the world. Being formed by clay-pinching instead of throwing, his crafts are distinguished by the obvious handmade marks, giving an organic and imperfect appearance.
A Fair cup usually plays an important role in gongfu tea (cha) ceremony which is called “Gong Bei” or “Gong Dao Bei” in Mandarin. It is used to share tea with all participants at the same serving generally during process of gongfu tea (cha) ceremony, where the tea is poured from a teapot into a fair up, then from there into several smaller teacups.
These fair cups are formed in a way of pinching clay rather than throwing which is common in the market. Each fair cup features uncommon shape originally designed by Fafa himself and finishes with brownish-red glaze on the outside. The thin wall of the fair cup makes it lightweight and metal-like texture.
We offer two types with different inside surfaces.
- Fair cup A: Throughout inside the fair cup there are matte brownish-black spots as a result of iron content in the clay, providing visual and textural contrast between the interior and exterior.
- Fair cup B: matte black glaze is applied throughout inside the fair cup, presenting the perfect combination of the Vintage and contemporary touch
- Note: as each fair cup has a little defect which we marked in a square, please refer to the photos for details. Those defects are unnoticeable with no effect on using. but the price has been decreased nonetheless.
Each fair cup holds roughly 165ml of liquid. The widely arched handle allows you to hold pleasantly and prevents the hands from heat. The “closed” spout has a limited volume of liquid for each pour comparing “opening” ones so that we suggest not to use it in a rush.