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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.410

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 105 millimetres
    • Diameter: 159 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        around the outside
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A410

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2002 p.79, no.76 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case34/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.410

White porcelain bowl with inturned rim. Long inscription incised into side. Covered in cream-white glaze, except foot-rim and two areas inside bowl.

White porcelain bowl with inturned rim. Long inscription incised into side. Covered in cream-white glaze, except foot-rim and two areas inside bowl.

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