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    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body and pale blue-toned glaze. There are two flower sprays incised on the side. The base is partially glazed. Pair with A477.

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    • 1644-1680
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    • Height: 79 millimetres
    • Diameter: 76 millimetres
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    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A476

    Cup with incised flower sprays

    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 1644–1680


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White Dehua porcelain cup. Covered with pale blue-toned glaze. Two incised flower sprays on the side. Base partially glazed. Pair with A477.

White Dehua porcelain cup. Covered with pale blue-toned glaze. Two incised flower sprays on the side. Base partially glazed. Pair with A477.

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