Chien ware

noun
\ chēˈenˌ- \
variants: or less commonly Chien yao \-n¦yau̇ \

Definition of Chien ware 

: a dark Chinese stoneware dating from the Sung period that usually has a brown-mottled black glaze and is used especially for tea wares

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History and Etymology for Chien ware

borrowed from Chinese (Beijing) jiànyáo, from jiàn, short for Jiànyáng, district in northeast Fujian province where the ware was fired + yáo “kiln”

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