Dehua-type porcelain vase of baluster form, with two animal marks in high relief, and rings hanging down against the body of the neck. There is an inscription in brown under the glaze on the body.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 288 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the side
Inscription Content崇禎 已 卯十二年十二月三
Inscription TransliterationChongzhen yi mao shier nian shier yue san
Inscription TranslationMade on the third day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of Chongzhen
Inscription CommentOn the side an inscription 'Chongzhen yi mao shier nian shier yue san' (made on the third day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of Chongzhen )
Published PDF date : Ming Chongzhen 1628-44Room 95 label text:
Inscribed vase modelled after a bronze vessel
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. This vase is noteworthy for its dated inscription: 崇禎 已 卯十二年十二月三 日 (Chongzhen yimao shier nian shier yue san ri ‘made on the third day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of Chongzhen’ [equivalent to AD 1639])
Porcelain with iron-brown inscription, transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Ming dynasty, dated equivalent to AD1639
PDF Card: acquired before 1934.
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Object reference number: RRC38753
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