Capacity when filled to brim: Approximately 170ml
Capacity in use with lid: Approximately 130ml
This gaiwan was handmade of fine Jingdezhen porcelain and hand painted in cobalt blue (qinghua).
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. Since each cup is handmade and hand painted there is a slight variation in the painting, although each one follows the same pattern.
Click here to learn more about fanggu porcelain in our blog entry.