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DIA90xH80(large) H60mm(small), Hong Kong

Happy valentine’s Day!

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A beautifully proportioned pumpkin shaped jar.

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DIA120xH70mm, China

A small bowl, ideal for desert, tea and a greedy sake drinker.

Personally, I am very fond of black glaze ware.
Bold, warm, depth, simplic.

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 A teapot with 3 handles and 3 spouts, traditionally termed as the “teapot for the blind”, it is easy to grab in all directions.

I wonder if it is better to be called “wine flask for the drunk”.

stopperDIA100xH300mm, Hong Kong + Sumatra, Indonesia

Remember the guri guri potion stopper?  It has now completed with a jar!
The jar has been custom made for the stopper.

The figurine belonged to the datu (shaman) of the Batak tribe in Sumatra.  Magic guri guri potion would have been kept in the jar, which is the ingredient for magic performed by the datu.
The figurine consists of 2 humans riding on a singa, a mythological creature that is benevolent and powerful, it is described to be part human, part buffalo, part crocodile.

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W110xD90xH80mm, China

A special twin teapot for drinking floral tea.

The teapots are conjoined, each with its own compartment; one for tea leaf and one for flower.  For the tea enthusiasts, the brewing time for leaf being different from brewing flowers, requiring longer time and hotter water.

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DIA140xH250mm, China

 Today is the winter solstice.

The day of family gathering.
The day of feasting and drinking.
The day of the shortest day and the longest night.

Cheers!

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DIA90xH80mm, China

These tea bowls are from the contemporary Ru kiln which began in the North Song dynasty.  The characteristic of the Ru kiln glaze of having a small amount of iron oxide which gives the special green colour upon firing in a reducing atmosphere.

Amongst the unique pottery, you will also find Mountain Folkcraft’s collection at the Cobo Ceramic Workshop X’mas Sale.

COBO CERAMIC WORKSHOP
1/F Fortune Court, 33 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

5 – 9 Dec 2014 (Fri – Tue)
13:00-20:00

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The leave fell onto the bamboo folders just as we were taking photos of them.
The colour cannot be better matched!

Amongst the unique pottery, you will also find Mountain Folkcraft’s collection at the Cobo Ceramic Workshop X’mas Sale.

COBO CERAMIC WORKSHOP
1/F Fortune Court, 33 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

5 – 9 Dec 2014 (Fri – Tue)
13:00-20:00

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DIA330xH90mm, China

A beautiful lacquer serving dish which I found the colour to be warm and x’mas like, the same feeling as scent of the tangerine peels, the taste of cinnamon, the sound of church bells …

The dish is decorated with peony flowers, peony is also know as the flower of riches and honour 富貴花.  There is a story about peony and the mean Empress Wu Zetian, one snowy winter she summoned all the flowers to blossom for her morning wine party.  The gardeners as well as the plants did their best, going against the natural order they all blossomed in fear of the Empress, all but the peony.  The Empress was extremely upset and forbid peony to stayed in the capital Chang An, it was send to Luoyang. There in Luoyang, the peony blossoms filled the city.  When the Empress heard about the news, she ordered for the peony to be burnt, but under the warm of the heat, it blossomed even more.

Click for more information about the special construction of the dish.

Amongst the unique pottery, you will also find Mountain Folkcraft’s collection at the Cobo Ceramic Workshop X’mas Sale.

COBO CERAMIC WORKSHOP
1/F Fortune Court, 33 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

5 – 9 Dec 2014 (Fri – Tue)
13:00-20:00