This Bird of Harmony teapot is shaped as a lively little bird, emulating the traditional sculptural style from ancient Chinese cultural relics.
This exquisite pot has a blubbery bird body, delicate little head, and the claw and tail formed as three feet under the pot. The four Chinese characters, Zheng Tong Ren He (stands for stable society and harmonious life among people), are carved on the body of the pot, impetrating peace and auspicious future.
Black pottery gets the smooth ebony finish from its special firing process. The fuel is mixed with pigment; and the clay absorbs the color from the smoke during the firing. Traditionally, all the engravings are carved before the firing. Our artisans have also invented a new method that engraves designs on the surface after the item is fired. The color gets lighter as the artist etches deeper. So the final coloring has levels of yellow and gray, as well as black.