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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.419

  • Description

    Dehua porcelain cup in the shape of a magnolia flower with a stem extending from the mouth-rim curling at the base to form four feet. The cup has glaze all over except for the feet. There are five incised lines, which give form to the petals.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 56 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 419

    Cup in the shape of a magnolia flower


    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 incised decoration and transparent glaze
    Dehua ware 德化窯
    Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Location

    G95/case34/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.419

Dehua porcelain cup in the shape of a magnolia flower with a stem extending from the mouth-rim curling at the base to form four feet. The cup has glaze all over except for the feet.  There are five incised lines, which give form to the petals.

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