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Dehua porcelain teapot with barrel shaped body, short straight neck and base, plain spout and handle, and flat cover with knob. The teapot has milk-white glaze. There is a raised band on the body and two shallow concentric grooves on the lid. The underside of the lid is unglazed.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 105 millimetres
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. 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 1800–1900
On display: G95/dc34/sh2
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records:'From the Mitsumura Collection, Kobe.
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Object reference number: RRC38768
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