A Fine And Very Rare Blanc-De-Chine Bowl On Stand

Qing Dynasty 18th century


Dehua kilns Fujian Province, China.

H: 15.5cm D: 19.5cm

• Deaccessioned from the Royal Ontario Museum in 1969.
• George Crofts Collection
• Private Canadian Collection.

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A circular bowl with deep rounded sides with an everted lip rising from a tapered footrim, attached to the tripod stand decorated with wave splashes on each leg. Formed as a single piece, covered in a pure white glaze.

In additional to large amounts of blanc-de-chine figures being produced, the Dehua kilns also manufactured a wide range of functional and decorative objects of varying quality. These vessels can be categorised into three groups; ritual, utilitarian and scholar objects (seals, brush-pots). This Blanc- de-Chine cup and stand was used for ritual purposes due to the fact that they are attached and therefore does not comply with the utilitarian wares produced at that time.