Dehua porcelain octagonal covered incense burner with matching stand. The incense burner has a white body. There is a floral design moulded on the cover, openwork on the cover, and three horizontal panels (leaf and flower scroll; flower medallion; flower inside diamond) moulded around the body.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 130 millimetres
- Width: 173 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Incense burner with flower decoration
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 moulded decoration and transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1644–1700
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White Dehua porcelain octagonal covered incense burner with matching stand. Moulded floral design and openwork on cover. Three moulded horizontal panels around body; first is leaf and flower scroll, second flower medallion and third flower inside diamond.
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Object reference number: RRC39373