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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
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Object reference number: RRC38781
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