IPT wrote:I just acquired this tea cup. It was made in Taiwan. It stained very quickly. I've only been using it for two days. It is a small cup and filled to the brim holds 50ml of tea. And yes, I know, the photos aren't so great.
Whoa, it looks like dirty quartz. I am so coveting that cup right now.
An purported early 20th century gaiwan I recently picked up. The lid fit is decent, though I love the "flared" plate on this one. Got it because I was interesting in seeing how vintage/antique pieces affect tea, and also because it was 50% off
And a 30s Japanese sake cup, which I'm using for older pu-erh. Old tea deserves an old cup.
Finally, a chachong to accompany my tea sessions...already picking up a nice shine
That Gaiwan is definately from the Republican period. Any markings on the bottom? Could I see a pic please? I collect Republican period Tea Ware and haven't seen one exactly like this. Other than the chipping on the lid knob, it looks to be in fantastic shape. The gold is very easily worn off, so clean it very gently.