Imperial Hare Fur Tenmoku (with teardrop)
<盏色贵青黑，玉毫条达者为上> — 宋徽宗 。
The imperial standards by Emperor of Song Dynasty for a tenmoku ware to be exceptional is that the strands of "Hare Fur" lines in the cup must be clear, long and extending to the edges, with colours deep silvery blue.
This is beauty of this piece of art. (Pls DM if interested. This item is in stock and based in Singapore)
In ancient China, a rare Tenmoku can be used to exchanged for an entire city.
These are rare, unique pieces of pottery art, painstakingly created by highly skilled artisans.
No single Tenmoku Cup has the same design.
It is extremely difficult for an artist to get such a tenmoku glaze.
These unqiue cups have demonstrated transformative properties that make tea taste better.
These tenmoku cups are better for strong teas like aged Pu-erh, as they give the tea fuller and rounder flavours, compared to a regular cup, removes the astringency of the tea.
The difference in taste could be due to the magnetic properties of the tenmoku glaze.
The cup is baked at a temperature above 1,300 deg C, which converts a portion of the iron into magnetite.
The distribution of magnetite emits traces of electromagnetic waves that ionize the liquid.
Wine, tea and even water taste different in a tenmoku cup.
Tenmoku Jian ware porcelain, flourished in Song Dynasty and is only revived in recent decades after 600 years of disappearance of the knowhow of its manufacture. Only in the last decade did craftsmen rediscovered the long-lost art of the making of the heritage crafts.
The characteristic patterns of the Tenmoku were actually produced accidently by the iron-rich clay oxidising at extremely high temperatures, causing molten iron flux in the glaze to flow down the sides of the bowls and crystallize into very rare iron oxides.
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