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DIA90xH80(large) H60mm(small), Hong Kong

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DIA85xH40mm, China

 A tiniest cup for the strongest tea – Kang Hu Tea.

Although it can be enjoyed in a tea ceremony, my first encounter of it (and still is my favorite) was a causal serving at the end of a Chaozhou feast.  The tea is like best after dinner drink, clearing the palette as well as aiding digestion.  A word of caution, better to take in small dosage (a cup or 2 will be the limit) if you dont want to stay up sheep counting.

Small CupsDIA40xH20mm, China

After a feast of  Chao Zhou food, trays of Kang Hu Te would be served in tiny cups.  They are equivalent of espresso for  coffee, a strong and flavorful tea best take in small dosage.  They are so tasty and perfect for the digestion that one would often have one too many and end up counting sheep.

Talking about Chao Zhou food, particularly missed the local joint on the building as our shop.  Unpretentious, a 4 meter square kitchen, one chef and one waiter, serving the amazing food for 40 guests cramped into the small rooms.  Sadly, the chef has retired and the drawnwork yarn shop at the same premise was no longer there.  Thinking about it is making my mouth water.

wine cupDIA60xH50mm, China

A small wine cup with the word “壽” – longevity.

With every sip, every bottoms up, every toast, may we wish you good health and longevity!

sake gourdDIA70xH130mm, Japan

For the Asian Folkcraft Event, we have from Soil a Sake hyotan container with its own cup!  A more poetic version of the whisky flask.

Hyotan (Gourd) is a symbol of good luck.  This Japanese hyotan gourd is used as handy sake vessel, and complete with a stopper and a ceramic sake cup.  The cup is delicately made, and has a hand painted and gilded decoration depicting a village scene, with a traditional Japanese architecture and pine trees in the background.

Watch this video and find out how gourd could become so useful for wilderness survival.

Here are other gourd items in the shop;
Large Gourd, Small Gourd, Gourd Cricket Cage, Gourd Basket.

Crackle Cup

DIA75xH35, China

A modern day Jun ware cup.  Jun ware is a type of celadon which dated back to the Tang dynasty and its popularity goes from the Sung dynasty all the way to the Qing dynasty.  Its typical glaze has a spectrum of colour; rose purple,  begonia red, aubergine purple, rooster blood red, grape purple, cinnabar red, spring onion green.  Within these colours, there is a complexity of  colours within.

snow cupDIA55xH70mm, Hong Kong

These are candle cups.
By Joyce Li.

A throw body
with a snowflake handle
carefully carved and attached.

DIA75xH40mm, China

This is a small pottery wine cup, its small size is suitable for drinking games where one would bottoms up quite frequently.

Here is a traditional Chinese drinking game;
The Slap 7 Game
A group of drinkers in sitting in a circle, each counting a number from 1 to 99, the first person will say 1 and the second 2 and so on.  On the number that contain the number 7 or the multiple of 7 (e.g. 7, 14, 17, 21, etc), the person saying it till has to slap someone else’s head.  The person who got it wrong will have to drink up.  Sound simple, wait till you have a few cups of Chinese wine.

Here are a couple more items on drinks; Porcelain Wine Flask, Money God , The Wine God,

This item selected by Furze for the Something Old Something New exhibition and is available at both Mountain Folkcraft and Soil.

DIA75 x H50mm, China

This item selected by Furze for the Something Old Something New exhibition and is available at both Mountain Folkcraft and Soil.

These pair of cups has a brown glazing (known as the soy sauce glaze) and internally a hand painted blue and white porcelain goldfish pattern.  The goldfish pattern is a traditional Chinese pottery decoration; the word goldfish (金魚) and the word gold & jade (金玉) are heterographs (same pronunciation, but different meaning and spelling), a bowl full of golden fish is hence a house of wealth.

And here is the ultimate goldfish in a bowl by Riusuke Fukahori

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