Historic white porcelain on show at Beijing's Summer Palace
[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]
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.
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.
Highlights include a seated figure of Guanyin, a double-handler incense burner and a standing figure of Bodhidharma.