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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.429

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with thick sides and everted rim. The dish has white glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1644-1700
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41 millimetres
    • Diameter: 204 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        林足信製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Lin Zuxin zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made by Lin Zuxin
      • Inscription Comment

        On the base the seal 'Lin Zuxin zhi' (made by Lin Zuxin)
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 429

    Dish made by Lin Zuxin


    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. Plain white porcelains from the Dehua kilns in Fujian, south-eastern China are known in the West by the nineteenth-century French connoisseurs’ term Blanc de Chine. On the base of this dish is a seal mark 林足信製 (Lin Zuxin zhi ‘made by Lin Zuxin’).


    Porcelain with transparent glaze
    Dehua ware 德化窯
    Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1644–1700PDF 429

    白釉盤


    1600年至1911年間的德化器物以器皿和各類塑像為特色,其胎體潔白,質如極細沙,釉色閃青或呈奶油白色。鐵元素的顯著降低使得器物呈色更為白淨,事實上胎土的氧化鐵含量僅有0.5%。中國東南部福建德化窯生產的素白瓷,在西方以十九世紀法國鑒賞家所用的“中國白”一詞而聞名。盤外底有印款“林足信製”。


    瓷器,透明釉
    德化窯
    福建省德化
    清代,約1644-1700年

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  • Location

    On display: G95/dc34/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.429

Porcelain dish with thick sides and everted rim. The dish has white glaze.

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