I recently acquired a Yixing Zisha tea set, (my first). In addition to the teapot, it has 6 cups without handles and 2 each with one handle. Is there a significance to the cups with handles? There is also a book which appears to display the collection an the last page appears to be a certificate for the set in the box. I haven’t figured out how to add pictures to a post yet so I didn’t include any.
The cups without handles are Chinese style and the ones with handles are British style. This set likely from the 80's for export. Now adays, people like smaller teapot and cups with no handles for Gong Fu Cha tea making.