The crack stripe on the glaze surface is as thin as a cicada’s wings, so it is also called crab claw pattern, ice crack pattern, and fish roe pattern. One of the features of Ru porcelain is the sesame-shaped support pin, this size is rare in other kilns.
The Ru kiln, once located in Ruzhou, has a truly unique story and is one of the five famous kilns from the Song Dynasty. Ru porcelain ranks the first among the five famous kilns in porcelain history and has one of the famous traditional porcelain techniques. This porcelain is still representative of porcelain of the Northern Song Dynasty.
The development of ceramics in Ruzhou promoted the prosperity of the ceramics industry and showed the advanced porcelain techniques of ancient times. Ru porcelain began to be fired from the middle of the Tang Dynasty, thrived in the Northern Song Dynasty, and occupied a prominent position in the history of ceramics in China.”
Teapot dimensions:5″ across and 3 7/16″ tall without the lid
Teacup dimensions: 2 1/2″ across and 2 3/4″ tall