Not my teaware but I'm looking for it

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Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:58 pm

Figured since we have a thread like this one, we could also have a more practical one, for teaware we can actually afford but can't find. After all, we all know how bad TAD withdrawals get when you can't find that specific pot. :mrgreen:

As for me, I'm currently looking for a flat teacup I saw on Tea Masters Blog but can't find again. It was similar to the ones shown here, but flatter and larger, possibly thicker too.
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:21 pm

I can recommend looking for cups or bowls under Antiques/Asia/ Japan and China on eBay. I have seen and own a few more horizontal porcelain cups. Here is an Edo period example.
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There is no self wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Figured since we have a thread like this one, we could also have a more practical one, for teaware we can actually afford but can't find. After all, we all know how bad TAD withdrawals get when you can't find that specific pot. :mrgreen:

As for me, I'm currently looking for a flat teacup I saw on Tea Masters Blog but can't find again. It was similar to the ones shown here, but flatter and larger, possibly thicker too.
The warm ivory white looks like Dehua or at least Dehua-style. This type of low-relief decoration is called sprigged or sprigging. If you're drawn to the decorative style in addition to the shape, you might search for sprigged Dehua or blanc de chine.

Even though these are far off the shape you're looking for, here are a couple examples:

https://www.tooveys.com/lots/354511/two ... tion-cups/

https://moorabool.com/product/small-pru ... irca-1760/

These examples belong more in the "things to wish for" thread I guess, but common stylistic reference for the Tea Masters cups you linked to :D
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:25 pm

Sprigged prunus decorated cups are pretty common I think, but from the second photo in the Tea Masters link, it looks like ... dragons in relief?

Could also be molded modern...
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:40 pm

@There is no self Probably a lot smaller size than what you're looking for, but here's an example of modern sprigged prunus decorated cup.

https://purplecloudteahouse.com/collect ... ed-tea-cup

It says Dingyao but it doesn't have the traditional Dingyao warm beige hue. Just looks like modern Dehua-style whiteware to me.
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:29 pm

tjkdubya wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:15 pm
There is no self wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Figured since we have a thread like this one, we could also have a more practical one, for teaware we can actually afford but can't find. After all, we all know how bad TAD withdrawals get when you can't find that specific pot. :mrgreen:

As for me, I'm currently looking for a flat teacup I saw on Tea Masters Blog but can't find again. It was similar to the ones shown here, but flatter and larger, possibly thicker too.
The warm ivory white looks like Dehua or at least Dehua-style. This type of low-relief decoration is called sprigged or sprigging. If you're drawn to the decorative style in addition to the shape, you might search for sprigged Dehua or blanc de chine.

Even though these are far off the shape you're looking for, here are a couple examples:

https://www.tooveys.com/lots/354511/two ... tion-cups/

https://moorabool.com/product/small-pru ... irca-1760/

These examples belong more in the "things to wish for" thread I guess, but common stylistic reference for the Tea Masters cups you linked to :D
Antique porn!
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Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Antique porn!
And in a thread expressly not supposed to be antique porn 😅 oops!
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:39 pm

tjkdubya wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:58 pm
And in a thread expressly not supposed to be antique porn 😅 oops!
Why is that? We can have dreams can't we? :D
After all teaware has been made in the thousands since old times, still a lot out there! If you could just buy it at any shops we wouldn't need to look for it :mrgreen:
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 pm

Well in that case, please enjoy another fine example :lol:



I'll contribute some attainable "looking for it" content to this thread soon. @Bok you're right, there's still a lot out there...
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:11 am

tjkdubya wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Antique porn!
And in a thread expressly not supposed to be antique porn 😅 oops!
As long as we don't have to sell our organs to pay for them, antiques are welcome too! :mrgreen:
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions tjkdubya and Victoria. The cup from Purple Cloud Tea House comes close, although I'm looking for something without decorations.
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Found a cup at the local shop that's closer to what I'm looking for. It's part of an "easy gaiwan" + cups set that I have no use for, but the shape is perfect. Do you know if this style has a specific name?
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There is no self wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:42 am
Found a cup at the local shop that's closer to what I'm looking for. It's part of an "easy gaiwan" + cups set that I have no use for, but the shape is perfect. Do you know if this style has a specific name?
Hmm, I don't know about the one you're holding but the cups in the Tea Masters photos are a pretty classic common profile, and in that similar size and shape can be referred to as a "hand-pressing" bowl or cup (压手碗 yashouwan or 压手杯 yashoubei) because of the way it sits and presses into the hand when held. Try Google image search on the Chinese names to see examples.

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Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:51 am

I'm not sure if the term "hand-pressing" cup implies how flat or tall it is, though, other than how the width of the cup presses into the hand...
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