Dreamer: Fishy Teacups for sale or swap

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Dreamer: Fishy Teacups for sale or swap

Postby Dreamer » May 25th, '09, 15:54

Hi All,

I have two of these cups for sale or swap.
http://purepuer.com/puer_tea/do/product/ceramic/Extra%20Song%20Dynasty%20Fish%20Teacup

They came as part of the set at the same website...I only wanted
the brewing vessel. They are new...I just prefer a taller cup with a lip
so I won't be using them. They are 3 inches across and 1.5 inches tall.
The other side of the cup (not seen in the picture) has another single
fish on it.

I would swap for teaware (there is always room for another cup or two,
and I could use a serving pitcher) or tea (I am looking for a really fragrant greenish oolong).

Thanks for taking a look,
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Postby Chip » May 25th, '09, 17:16

These are very nice cups, having the set with cups and a few spares added on (or I would swap for them).

I will likely use mine in hotter weather. I recommend them, very good quality. I too like cups more tall, but do like these a lot.
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Postby Geekgirl » May 25th, '09, 17:27

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Postby spot52 » May 25th, '09, 18:10

Slightly off purpose, but what is the name for the type of teapot the fishy cups go with?
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Postby Herb_Master » May 25th, '09, 20:11

spot52 wrote:Slightly off purpose, but what is the name for the type of teapot the fishy cups go with?


Some people say this is just a variation of a Gaiwan.

Some people say it is a Gaibei if it has spout, or if it has lug handles, or if it has no saucer.

Other people say they are all gaiwans and a Gaibei is much larger.

Different provinces seem to have different naming conventions.
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Postby spot52 » May 25th, '09, 20:18

Herb_Master wrote:
spot52 wrote:Slightly off purpose, but what is the name for the type of teapot the fishy cups go with?


Some people say this is just a variation of a Gaiwan.

Some people say it is a Gaibei if it has spout, or if it has lug handles, or if it has no saucer.

Other people say they are all gaiwans and a Gaibei is much larger.

Different provinces seem to have different naming conventions.


Thanks for the info Herb.
I have thought about buying one, but the naming convention has made it tough for me to search for.
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Postby Chip » May 25th, '09, 20:35

Before I bought this set, I seem to remember the owner telling me that this is made in Taiwan, not 100% certain. Anyway, here is a quote from their site about this "gaiwanesque" piece.

"This is an elegant replica of the Song Dynasty tea set (960-1279) used by the royal family and aristocrats. The original is part of the collection of the National Palace museum in Taiwan.
The pot is held by placing the thumb and middle finger on opposite sides of the pot, on the two raised handles. The index finger is used to hold the lid when pouring tea."

It is finer porcelain than the so called gaibei I have and different in design as well.
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Postby Dreamer » May 25th, '09, 20:35

Hi All,

I should have posted quicker, but I have found a new home for the fishy cups.

The type gaiwan/gaibei that these cups match works great. The little knobs/handles and the spout make it so much more "usable" for me than a regular gaiwan.

Take care,
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Postby Herb_Master » May 25th, '09, 20:44

Chip, did you ever E-Mail Evergreen about the Goldfish Gaibei ?
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Postby Chip » May 25th, '09, 20:46

Herb_Master wrote:Chip, did you ever E-Mail Evergreen about the Goldfish Gaibei ?

Not yet, been swamped here. Thanks for the info!
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