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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Dehua porcelain flute. There is gilt decorating the ends and a faded yellow silk tassel attached.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 23 millimetres
    • Width: 432 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        In the mouthpiece
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Translation

      • Inscription Comment

        The character 'qing' (pure) appears in openwork in the mouthpiece
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

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    Flute with yellow silk tassel

    Dehua wares of the period AD 1600–1911 are typified by figures and vessels with a granular sugary white body and either a blue tinged or creamy white glaze. The pure whiteness of these ceramics is due to the relative absence of iron impurities in the body - indeed the clay used contains only half a percent of ferric oxide. This flute has the character 清 Qing meaning pure in the mouthpiece.

    Porcelain with gilt decoration and transparent glaze and silk tassel
    Dehua ware 德化窯
    Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 199 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc34/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


Dehua porcelain flute.  There is gilt decorating the ends and a faded yellow silk tassel attached.

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