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Porcelain dish with thick sides and everted rim. The dish has white glaze.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Diameter: 204 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationLin Zuxin zhi
Inscription TranslationMade by Lin Zuxin
Inscription CommentOn the base the seal 'Lin Zuxin zhi' (made by Lin Zuxin)
Room 95 label text:
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 1644–1700
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Object reference number: RRC38777
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