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Updated: 14 April 2015
Dehua porcelain incense burner in form of archaic bronze ding with three thick legs and relief-modelled elephant handles. The incense burner has a white body and cream coloured glaze. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 77 millimetres
- Width: 122 millimetres
- Depth: 95 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Three-legged incense burner
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. 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. This incense burner has elephant head handles.
Porcelain with transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing, about AD 1700–1900
PDF card: Elphinstone Gift
White Dehua porcelain incense burner in form of archaic bronze ding with relief-modelled elephant handles and three thick legs. Covered with cream coloured glaze. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39394
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