Cochin ceramics, a very special art from of Taiwan.Cochin ceramics are distinguished by brightly coloured multi-layer glazes fired at relatively low temperature ( about 900¡æ ). the word 'Cochin' is derived from the Japanese word 'Koji' , the name given by Japanese traders to an area in southern china-notably Fujian and Guangdong provinces-and Vietnam , where these ceramics originated some 300 years ago for use in japan as incense holders and in tea ceremonies.
The art form entered Taiwan during the reign of the Tao kuang emperor (1821-1850) and were used to adorn temples with life-like legendary figures , mythical beasts , birds and animals . the production process relies on the ingenuity of the craftsman to select , filter , mould , shape , dry , and fire the clay with multi-level glazes, so combining the skills of construction , design , imagery and clay firing into one artifact . the unique brilliance of the colours, such as the amber and jadeite greens and the golden reds , have been appreciated increasigly with each passing generation.
Made of Cochin ceramics
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Traditional Chinese twelve zodiac symbol--Rat
Measurements may vary slightly.
Maybe the pattern design slightly difference with the picture.
Preparation Time: 7 working days.