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Dehua porcelain incense burner with depressed globular body, straight neck, two loop handles and three small feet. The incense burner has creamy glaze with a faint pinkish tinge.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 78 millimetres
- Diameter: 136 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription CommentPartly illegible
Room 95 label text:
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. Body and glaze fuse perfectly in the firing. 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. It has a six character mark in a rectangular frame on the base which is hard to decipher.
Porcelain with transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900
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Object reference number: RRC38772
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