Staple Repaired Chinese Yixing Clay Village And Poem Tea Cup
In China, repairing pottery with metal staples existed for hundreds of years ago. In order to attach the broken pieces of pottery, the artist drill small holes into the pieces and then insert staples into the holes. After repairing the pottery, it would hold together without leakage during subsequent usage.
Nowadays, people appreciate the beauty of imperfection and the artistic skill of mending broken potteries using metal staples.
Color: Reddish brown, Coffee
Marks: Mark on the bottom.
Size: Top: 6 cm, High: 4.8 cm
Capacity: 70 ml (2.37 oz)
Condition: Good Condition. Repaired with Chinese traditional staple.
A poem on the cup: A cowherd points to a cot 'mid apricot flowers. This poem is from "All Souls’ Day" - Du Mu, (803–852)
At moonset cry the crows, streaking the frosty sky
Dimly lit fishing boats beneath maples sadly lie
Beyond the city walls, from temple of cold hill
Bells break the ship-borne roamer's dream and midnight still.
(translated by Xu Yuanchong)