The quality of this gaiwan compared to its price is disappointing. Other sellers carry similar gaiwans that are $5-10 dollars and had I paid that price for this, I'd probably be perfectly happy.
The gaiwan arrived with a slight chip in the lid - it was well packed with lots of bubble wrap and the chipped off piece of porcelain was not in the box, so I'm pretty sure it was put in the box that way. The lid isn't a perfect fit to the cup, so it usually sits at an angle. The porcelain is a lot cooler white than the teacup I purchased to match it (the same one that's in the photo above).
Anyway, it's a good small size and works well, but I don't think it's worth the price.
Thanks for your feedback on this item. We apologize for sending you a faulty product, and have refunded you the full amount. We'll be extra vigilant in examining the teaware items from this source before packaging them in the future.
Thanks again for your input and again sorry for any inconveience!
This gaiwan is aesthetically pleasing and perfect for small servings. I bought multiple and use them for horizontal tea tastings!