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Ivory Cha Bei

A perfectly balanced, Dehua teacup in translucent ivory porcelain. Dehua (doe-hwaa) in Fujian province has been famous for creating translucent ivory porcelain since the Ming dynasty. Known as “Blanc de Chine” in Europe, it is instantly recognizable for its translucent milky-glass appearance. The secret is in the clay that contains a very small amount of iron oxide (much less than its rival in Jingdezhen) and makes possible firing in an oxidizing atmosphere which creates a translucent ivory hue.

Approx. size: 50mm high, 50mm diameter.

Hand-wash with water or mild soap (no dishwasher) and air-dry.