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Griffin Gallery Shares The Allure Of Blanc De Chine

Griffin Gallery shares the beauty of Blanc de Chine (lit. “white of China”), a white ware that was produced for centuries in the town of Dehua in the coastal province of Fujian. The sugary white clay of the Dehua area is made from a porcelain stone that is unusually low in iron impurities and fuses with the applied transparent glaze during the firing, producing works of a glossy, smooth quality that resembles ivory or white jade. The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and strongly urges families to visit this treasure trove of history to make it come alive!

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Griffin Gallery Presents:

THE BEAUTY OF BLANC DE CHINE

Featuring a Qing Dynasty Guan Yin Riding a Dragon
Dehua Ware, South China, Fujian Province,
Ca. 1775 – 1825

Public Reception:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition continues through May 13, 2015. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art

Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

 

Qing Quan Yin Blanc De Chine

Qing Quan Yin Blanc De Chine

Blanc de Chine (lit. “white of China”) refers to a white ware that was produced for centuries in the town of Dehua in the coastal province of Fujian. The sugary white clay of the Dehua area is made from a porcelain stone that is unusually low in iron impurities and fuses with the applied transparent glaze during the firing, producing works of a glossy, smooth quality that resembles ivory or white jade. Extremely resistant to the distortion that can be caused by high-temperature firing, the clay is ideally suited for the production of thickly potted, press-molded and/or sculpted vessels and figurines for the scholar’s table or family altar. Many such functional and decorative works are finely detailed or embellished with applied relief decoration, such as blossoms or dragons.

 

 

Porcelain production began in Dehua as early as the Song dynasty (960-1279) and flourished from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. At first widely exported to Southeast Asia and Japan, blanc de Chine soon also found a market among European royalty and aristocrats when it was imported by various European trading companies. Western interest in blanc de Chine gradually waned as Europeans discovered the secrets of porcelain manufacture. Dehua kilns have continued to produce white ware figures into the modern age; these late versions are usually slip-cast.

 

 

Griffin Gallery:

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

 

 

For More information:

561.994.0811    fax: 561.994.1855

www.griffingallery.net    griffingallery18@yahoo.com

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

 

Works Cited:

http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/the-allure-blanc-de-chine

 

 

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