Porcelain bowl with inturned rim. The bowl has a white body and cream-white glaze. There is an inscription incised on the exterior. The foot rim and two areas on the interior are unglazed.
- Height: 105 millimetres
- Diameter: 159 millimetres
Inscription Positionaround the outside
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Bowl with long inscription
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 inscription and transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
Object reference number: RRC39305