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Porcelain square box with cover. The box has creamy white glaze, except on the interior of the cover and the mouth- and foot-rims.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 43 millimetres
- Width: 67 millimetres
- Depth: 66 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the cover
Inscription Content三春花 楊州
Inscription TransliterationSan chun hua Yangzhou
Inscription TranslationYangzhou flowers of the three spring months
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationLin zhi
Inscription TranslationMade by Lin
Published PDF date : 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Square box with inscription
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 square box is incised on the cover三春花 楊州 (San chun hua, Yangzhou ‘Yangzhou, flowers of the three spring months’); on the base is the makers mark- an abbreviated seal林製 (Lin zhi ‘made by Lin’).
Porcelain with incised decoration and transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1644–1700
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Object reference number: RRC38779
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