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    China Chen's Ding Ware Auspicious Lion Arrived Lidded Cup

    China Chen's Ding Ware Auspicious Lion Arrived Lidded Cup

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    The cover button adopts the sculptural form of a northern lion, which symbolizes the protection of the house and warding off evil spirits, the power and prominence, generosity and stability. The design of this lidded cup is inspired by the elements of the Great Wall that stretches thousands of miles. The city wall is an important line of defense to protect the city and the people, and has a strong sense of security and protective significance. 

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    Features

    Item Form: Ding Ware Tea Cup
    Quantity: 1 Tea Cup
    Capacity: Tea Cup 370ml
    Material: Ding Ware White Glaze
    Origin: Quyang (Belonged to Dingzhou in the Song Dynasty), Hebei, China

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    Chinese Ding ware tea cup

    Auspicious Lion, China's Lucky Little Beast

    The symbolic meaning of the porcelain lion is an auspicious omen. The lion was also called "Tianlu" in ancient times. The lion entered the lives of the Chinese people with a majestic and auspicious image. People hope to use the lion's mighty momentum to defeat demons.

    Chinese Ding ware tea cup

    The Endorsement of Wisdom

    In Buddhism, the lion is the embodiment of wisdom has the function of protecting the law and teaching. In the Song Dynasty, the lion began to be secularized, and people gave it more functions and symbolic meanings, gradually becoming a symbol of auspiciousness.

    The Cup's Deep Meaning

    The rim is delicately carved with the pattern of a watchtower, and the bottom is surrounded by a city wall decoration. The shape is concave and convex, representing peace, wisdom and courage.

    Wonderful Design of the Cup

    The cup handle is ergonomically designed, comfortable to hold, the cup body has graceful curves, and the cup lid is thin and delicate.

    Variegated Connotations of the Cup

    This Ding Ware Auspicious Lion Arrived Lidded Cup, which is homophonic to "the auspicious time has arrived" and "the auspicious thing has arrived", has a myriad of connotations, praying for good luck and endless felicity, and driving away evil and avoiding misfortunes.

    Comfortable and Humanitarian

    Carved with ancient methods and meticulously crafted. Ergonomic design, people-oriented concept.

    • Chinese Ding ware tea set

      Reliable

      Large enterprises and universities cooperate in supplying

    • Chinese Ding ware tea set

      Precious

      Yield as low as 10%

    • Chinese Ding ware tea set

      Safe

      Authoritative testing, safe to use, safety level 20 times higher than the national standard

    • Chinese Ding ware handicraft

      Collection of the Forbidden City

      Recommended by CCTV, with the highest commendation

    • Chinese Ding ware handicraft

      Intangible Cultural Heritage

      Designated by the National Museum, the first batch of selected Chinese National Art Treasures

    • Chinese Ding ware handicraft

      Established in 1976

      Ding Ware firing techniques protection unit, with Premier Zhou's care of
      Chen Wenzeng's team

    • Chinese Ding ware handicraft

      Inheriting the Ancient Craftsmanship

      Fired at a high temperature of more than 1,300 degrees, the lost technique of the Song Dynasty has been restored

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    Ding Ware, the Pinnacle of Aesthetics in the Song Dynasty

    Ding Ware is presented as tribute at the Song imperial court. It is among the Five Great Wares (the others being Ru, Jun, Guan and Ge) identified by a 14th-century writer, and is subsequently sought-after by connoisseurs and collectors. Ding Ware originated in Quyang, Hebei Province. Because Quyang belonged to Dingzhou in ancient times, it was named "Ding Ware". Ding Ware zest began in the Sui Dynasty, reached its peak in the Song Dynasty, and was lost to the Yuan Dynasty. Yuan Gongyu lasted for 500 years, and was unique in the world for its decorative techniques such as carving, scratching, and printing. It is known as "white as jade, as ethereal as paper, and as melodious as a chime".

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    The Billion-Year-Old Jianci Soil Created the Most Glamorous Ding Ware in the Song Dynasty

    The unique raw material of Ding Ware is Jianci soil of Quyang formed in the Cretaceous period hundreds of millions of years ago. It is resistant to high temperatures, has good plasticity, and is of fine quality. Even if you put it in your mouth and chew it, it will not feel gritty. The secret formula of Ding Ware white glaze is composed of abundant quartz and calcite resources and unique Taoli soil near the Ding Ware site, and has obvious regional characteristics. China Chen's Ding Ceramic products insist on using original ore tires and glazes. There are ninety-nine processes of making Ding Ware. China Chen's Ding Ceramic took official ceramic from of Ding Ware in the Song Dynasty as a specimen and followed the ancient sophisticated techniques, from the selection of raw materials to the drawing, molding, engraving, glazing, and firing of each process. The warmth injected by the craftsmen is also the charm of handmade utensils. In response to the national environmental protection policy, Quyang issued a "Restricted Mining Order" to restrict the procurement and purchase of local minerals. The source of culture is abundant, but natural resources are not inexhaustible.

    Customer FAQ

    What was Ding Ware used for?

    The Song Dynasty Ding Ware produced vessels such as bowls, dishes, jars, cups, cases, vases and pots – all for daily use. One of the most important contributions of the Ding Ware was the invention of the inverted firing method.

    What is the history of China Chen's Ding Ceramic?

    In the 1970s, under the care of Premier Zhou Enlai, Chen Wenzeng led his partners Lin Zhanxian and He Huan over forty years to comprehensively decipher the process of Ding ceramic and restore and develop the lost Ding Ware skills. It is named China Chen's Ding Ceramic after the surname of Master Chen Wenzeng, and is called the founding brand of contemporary Ding Ware by the industry.

    Will my package be packed safely?

    We pack your products carefully to ensure a trouble-free delivery of your goods. We regularly ship more than hundreds of packages per month, but only a few cause problems. We guarantee our products to arrive in perfect condition. If the items from your order are damaged during shipping, we are deeply sorry but please get in touch with our customer support with a detailed photo of the damage within 30 days of your delivery. We will exchange or refund as soon as we can confirm.

    Where will my order be shipped from?

    All orders will be shipped from China. Our international shipping is offered through China post, DHL, and FedEx.