Cloisonne tea set. It comes with 6 tea cups, a plate and a teapot. All of them have beautiful chinese traditional characters. The plate indeed is a tray for the tea set. You put the teapot in the middle and place the six cups around the teapot on the tray.
Each tea cup is 1 6/8" wide and 1 1/8" H. Teapot is 4 1/2" x 3" x 2" H. The plate is 5 1/2" in diameter. Execullent choice for in house decoration or a gift for your friend.
Cloisonne has been a traditional enameling technique dated back to Ming and Qing dynasties. People admire it for its rich color scheme and elegant design. The process is labor-intensive and requires great workmanship. Skillful craftsmen first bend strips of metal to outline a design and solder to a metal surface. The hollow spaces are then filled with colorful enamel paste. The masterpiece is then fired and polished.