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This is a vintage celadon tea caddy. It used to be the major export celadon ware of state-owned factory back to the time of 1970s. Designed by Mr. Li Huaide the Republic Period Longquan celadon guru, molding by his most famous apprentice Mr. Xu Chaoxing, current China Arts and Crafts Master, this classic tea caddy is embossed with floral and leaves. Blends beautifully with any celadon pattern of tea set or dinnerware.
Outside bottom is marked with an oval green sticker “MADE IN CHINA” as a historical identification for the period. Though the state-owned factory had closed in the middle of 1990s, Mr. Xu Chaoxing, Mr. Xiahou Wen and other senior workers at that time still remember the products. The hard time of traditional wood firing would take 3 days to see the final result. The color tone from the wood firing Longquan celadon kiln was classic. It is totally different from the modern gas kiln.
This is a historical piece. It is mint with overall perfection except one firing pit and a small area of glazing dust shown on the photo and some natural dark dots on the caddy.
This caddy is offered “AS IS”. The best “in good faith” description and photos are provided, along with history that confirmed by the ceramists who used to work there.
Year of Production: 1970s
Mouth Rim Diameter: 6.2cm
Foot Rim Diameter: 8cm
Height (with lid): 14.5cm