Chien ware

noun \chēˈenˌ-\
variants: less commonly

Chien yao

\-n¦yau̇\

Definition of Chien ware

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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