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Shunzhi or Kangxi c.1650 – 1700 Blanc de Chine Porcelain Model of an Official.

A Shunzhi (1644-1661) or Kangxi (1662-1722) Blanc de Chine Model of an Official Seated Upright Looking Straight Ahead. There are Two Small Neat Original Holes on Top of His Head for Hair to be Added.

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Blanc de Chine Porcelain :
The porcelain known in the West as Blanc de Chine was produced 300 miles south of the main Chinese kiln complex of Jingdezhen. The term refers to the fine grain white porcelain made at the kilns situated near Dehua in the coastal province of Fujian, these kilns also produced other types of porcelain. A rather freely painted blue and white ware, porcelain with brightly coloured `Swatow` type enamels as well as pieces with a brown iron-rich glaze. However it is the white blanc de Chine wares that have made these kilns famous. The quality and colour achieved by the Dehua potters was partly due to the local porcelain stone, it was unusually pure and was used without kaolin being added. This, combined with a low iron content and other chemical factors within the body as well as the glaze, enabled the potters to produce superb ivory-white porcelain.



Condition: In perfect condition but some minor firing faults.

Size: Height : 17 cm (8 3/4 inches)

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Stock number: 24335.