Chinese Ancient Magic Bottom-Filling Porcelain Teapot Set (Antique-Imitation Blue Glazed )
Blue/green glazed antique-imitation of the famed Song-Dynasty (ca. 618 - 960 AD) mystery bottom-filling teapot made in Yaozhou, which was known historically as the blue-glazed ceramic capital of Ancient Tang and Song Dynasties.
- Antique-imitation blue glazed porcelain teapot (7 1/2 in height, 5 1/2 in widest section, diameter): This mystery bottom-filling teapot was an imitation of the teapot from Northern Song Dynasty (now housed as a National-Treasure Designated Collection in Shaanxi Provincial Museum in Xian, China). There is no opening at the top of the pot and the water is filled from a flower-shaped hole at the bottom.
- Magic, antique-imitation blue glazed porcelain "Justice/Don't Be Greedy" cup (3 in. height, 3 in. mouth opening):
The magic "Justice" cup has a dragon head in the middle with mouth and bottom openings. The cup can only hold certain amount of water. If one pours too much water, then all the water in the cup would be drained through the dragon bottom opening. The legend has it that The Tang Emperor presented the cup to his newly-wed prince and princess as a cautionary tale that one who is too greedy could instead lose all he possesses.
- Antique-imitation Shang Dynasty wine-drinking cup ("jue", 4 7/8 in height, 3 1/2 in width):
The set also includes a "Jue", a reproduction of Shang Dynasty (ca. 1200 BC) wine drinking vessel. This teapot set can be used as either a decorative display or a working teapot set with magic and mysterious properties and a legend to tell.
- Deluxe Box (10 13/16 in x 8 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in)