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Historic white porcelain on show at Beijing's Summer Palace
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2017-04-18
The white porcelain produced in Dehua, of eastern Fujian province, is traditionally termed "blanc de chine" (French for "white from China") for featuring a milky or pale white glaze, smooth texture and elegant feel.


Some 70 refined Dehua white ceramics dated Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties are on show through July 12 at the Banxi Lou exhibition hall inside Beijing's Summer Palace. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Some 70 refined Dehua white ceramics dated Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties are on show through July 12 at the Banxi Lou exhibition hall inside Beijing's Summer Palace.


Some 70 refined Dehua white ceramics dated Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties are on show through July 12 at the Banxi Lou exhibition hall inside Beijing's Summer Palace. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

They are from the collection of Fujian Museum in the province's capital Fuzhou.

They are categorized into four sections according to function: figures, playful things, study objects and dinning vessels.


Some 70 refined Dehua white ceramics dated Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties are on show through July 12 at the Banxi Lou exhibition hall inside Beijing's Summer Palace. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Highlights include a seated figure of Guanyin, a double-handler incense burner and a standing figure of Bodhidharma.
 
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