Dehua porcelain curved spoon with a modelled flower on the end of the handle. The spoon has white glaze. There are impressed flower design on the interior of the well of, and on the end of, the spoon.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Width: 73 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Spoon for spooning water for calligraphy
This spoon was used for spooning water from a container to add to ground ink to make liquid ink. The古玩圖 (Guwan tu ‘Pictures of Ancient Playthings’) illustrates many spoons like this but few survive as they were easily broken.
Porcelain with impressed decoration and transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900
Dehua porcelain curved snuff spoon with a modelled flower on the end of the handle. The spoon has white glaze. There are impressed flower design inside the well of, and on the end of the spoon.
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Object reference number: RRC38822
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