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Dehua porcelain brush-washer in the form of a lotus leaf with curled edges. White. There is a stem extending from the interior centre over the edge, and another stem that extends under the leaf up the other side ending with a small leaf and flower bud.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 30 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Brush washer in the form of a lotus leaf
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 1700–1800
On display: G95/dc34/sh3
Dehua porcelain brush-washer in the form of a lotus leaf with curled edges. White. There is a stem extending from the inside centre over the edge, and another stem that extends under the leaf up the other side ending with a small leaf and flower bud.
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Object reference number: RRC38765
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