Porcelain vase with two handles fitted with rings. The vase has a white body. There is a carved band of key-fret around waist. Pair with A400.
- Made in: Dehua (?)
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 152 millimetres
- Diameter: 74 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Vase with ring handles and band of key fret pattern
Dehua wares of the period AD 1600–1911 are typified by 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. Plain white porcelains from the Dehua kilns in Fujian, south-eastern China are known in the West by the 19th-century French connoisseurs’ term Blanc de Chine.
Porcelain with carved decoration and transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
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Object reference number: RRC39295
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