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Tea Cup - Chinese Ancient Four Beauties Jingdezhen - 120ml cap. per cup, 4-cup gift set

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This Tea Cup set is decorated with the legendary Chinese Ancient Four Beauties Jingdezhen and have a 120ml capacity. Comes boxed as a 4-cup gift set perfect for any tea lover on your gift list. Worthy of the fine teaware collector.

The ancient Chinese four beauty ladies portraits are vividly painted on the Jingdezhen blue and white porcelain cup. Each lady displays her own unique elegance and beauty. The four beauties are Xi Shi, Wang Zhaojun, Diao Chan, and Yang Guifei.

About the Four Beauties

These were four Chinese women, renowned for their beauty. Few historical records exist so much of what is known today has been greatly embellished by legend. They exercised influence over kings and emperors and impacted Chinese history. Three brought kingdoms to their knees, and the lives of all four ended in tragedy or under mysterious circumstances. They lived in four different dynasties, hundreds of years apart.

The Four Great Beauties lived in four different dynasties, each hundreds of years apart. In chronological order, they are:

  • Xi Shi (c. seventh to sixth century BC, Spring and Autumn Period), said to be so entrancingly beautiful that fish would forget how to swim and sink away from the surface when she walks by.
  • Wang Zhaojun (c. first century BC, Western Han Dynasty), said to be so beautiful that her appearance would entice birds in flight to fall from the sky.
  • Diaochan (c. third century, Late Eastern Han/Three Kingdoms period), said to be so luminously lovely that the moon itself would shy away in embarrassment when compared to her face.
  • Yang Guifei (719–756, Tang Dynasty), said to have a face that puts all flowers to shame.

Size: Height: 5.5cm, Width: 7.1cm

Capacity: 120ml (cc)

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  • Gorgeous!

    by Sean Franks – February 15, 2017

    Absolutely gorgeous cups! They are high-quality, as well. There isn't really much else to say about them, but if you're looking for a beautiful set of tea cups, you've found them.