These teapots are handmade by an accomplished potter Mai Zibin, whose crafts are characterised by silver glazing and refined details. Based in Jingdezhen, Mai has being devoted his time to breaking the rules of traditional crafting and developed a great trade-off between tradition and contemporary art . Another point to appreciate his work is how seriously he treats the details of potteries like the thickness of teapot or cups , pleasure to hold the teapots etc, which is aimed at improving the user experience. Thanks to the unique and inimitable crafting, Mai has had personal exhibitions in different cities around China so far.
With a leopard-skin like appearance separately, those teacups are characterized by a significant interplay between black and silver on the outside which involves a complicated process to make, providing aesthetic enhancement and visual contrast. Furthermore, the inside is applied with the silver glaze overall which helps to reflect the character of tea to the utmost extent.
Both teacups approximately hold liquid of 50ml up to the rim individually. The rim is pinched out slightly, allowing pleasure to hold and preventing the hand from heat. As during normal gongfu tea process, the tea poured out of teapot is estimated around 100ml -200ml depending on the size of the teapot, we recommend using a fair cup along with the teacup to make sure no tea left in the teapot each pouring.
There are two shapes available and we recommend referring to the photos for the exact one you are interested in.