This gaiwan was made following Ming era techniques and recipes for the porcelain body, pigment and glaze. The style itself is also from the Ming period. This kind of porcelain is known as "fanggu" porcelain because it aims to revive and reproduce an ancient style of porcelain. Fanggu technique is more costly and difficult to execute properly than modern styles of porcelain.
This gaiwan was handmade of fine thin Jingdezhen porcelain and hand painted using a very old design and formulas for the pigment and glaze. A matching set of Fish and the Sea Fanggu porcelain cups are also available.