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Dehua porcelain flute. There is gilt decorating the ends and a faded yellow silk tassel attached.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Diameter: 23 millimetres
- Width: 432 millimetres
Inscription PositionIn the mouthpiece
Inscription CommentThe character 'qing' (pure) appears in openwork in the mouthpiece
Room 95 label text:
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
On display: G95/dc34/sh1
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Object reference number: RRC38781
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