As life becomes more and more sophisticated, people have abandoned soft drinks to return to the embrace of the three major beverages - "tea, coffee, wine", a variety of coasters are also rapidly popular, forming a unique coaster culture.
In the West, the history of coasters can be traced back to the 19th century in Europe, when coasters were mainly found in bars and were used to cover wine glasses to prevent beer from being contaminated. And in ancient times in China, "coasters" have long appeared - the love of tea Chinese named them tea tray or janto.
From the present archaeology can be found, as early as China's Eastern Han Dynasty has appeared in the figure of janto, it is made of either metal, lacquer or porcelain, glass, etc., has a long cultural heritage.
Jun Kiln Sky Blue Glaze Calabash Northern Song Dynasty
Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing
A good-looking and charming coaster not only facilitates people's daily life, but also enriches their spiritual enjoyment.
Want to find such a coaster is not difficult, just visit Guanfu Cat House, coinciding with the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Cat House on several new antique porcelain cup bearers, all using the Ming Dynasty blue and white old porcelain pieces with mahogany tea tray production, while having practical value and collectible value. ↓
Ming Dynasty Wanli blue and white night reading coaster