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PORCELAIN, DEHUA WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
PORCELAIN, DEHUA WHITE
Category:
PORCELAIN
Production Origin:
CHINA
Production Date Range:
1640-1750
Defining Attributes:
White, highly vitreous paste that is slightly thicker and glassier than most other porcelain types.

Covered in a creamy, translucent, white or light cream-colored feldspathic glaze, with no painted decoration.

Decoration consists of molded applied elements, that usually consist of floral motifs, but which may also include animals.

Texture can vary from a lardlike, almost greasy feel to a smooth, almost blemish-less ware.

Vessel Forms:
CUP
FIGURINE
Comments:
This ware is also known as "Blanc de Chine", and is most commonly used for small libation cups and figurines.
Published Definitions:
Mudge 1986