A Set of White-Glazed Tea Set
Size 14 - 30 cm
A complete set of tea set consists of jars, kettle, cups, conical bowls, saucer stands, grind, and spoons from Tang Dynasty. Their dense white-glaze have golden-yellow tinges and very fine crackles. The jars have round shoulders and fully developed bellies; they are plain, simple and yet handsome. The kettle has a flat base, round belly, narrow neck, flatten spout, which is in simple and delicate form. They have inherited the style of metal ware in gold and silver, particularly the rigid form of the cups and conical bowls. The grind was also a result of form imitation from metal ware in gold and silver; it is in a form of square externally but round internally, with Ruyi window evenly and exquisitely incised, it portrays a distinctive Tang style. Such complete set of Tang tea set is precious for understanding many aspects of the social phenomenon such as life, culture, politics, etc., of the period.