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seal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.426

  • Description

    Dehua porcelain square seal surmounted by a modelled seated lion. The seal is stained red, and unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 71 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        seal script
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 426

    Seal with seated lion knob


    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.


    Porcelain with transparent glaze
    Dehua ware 德化窯
    Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800PDF 426

    白釉坐獅鈕印


    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。


    瓷器,透明釉
    德化窯
    福建省德化
    清代,約1700-1800年

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  • Location

    On display: G95/dc34/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.426

Dehua porcelain square seal surmounted by a modelled seated lion. The seal is stained red, and unglazed.

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