BLANC DE CHINE (BLANC DE CHINE) IS THE FRENCH'S PRAISE OF DEHUA WHITE PORCELAIN IN THE MING DYNASTY, WHICH THEY CONSIDER TO BE "THE BEST OF CHINESE PORCELAIN". Dehua white porcelain because of its fine production, dense texture, crystal like jade, glaze moisturizing like fat, so it has "ivory white", "lard white", "goose down white" and other reputations, in China's white porcelain system has a unique style, in the history of ceramic development occupies an important position, in the international "oriental art" reputation.
In the Ming and Qing dynasty ceramic writings, Dehua white porcelain is also collectively known as "Baijian", and the modern ceramic technology community is called "Jianbai", which means Fujian white porcelain.
White porcelain, first originated in the northern region, to the Tang Dynasty there is the saying of southern Qingbei white, Tang and Song Dynasty white porcelain represented by the Ding kiln, white glaze yellowing. Jingdezhen in the Song Yuan Dynasty is famous for its white-glazed blue.
The sweet white porcelain of the Yongle and Xuande periods of the Ming Dynasty was a very valuable variety at that time, so the writings of Ming and Qing dynasty ceramics often compared the Dehua white porcelain of the Ming Dynasty with the above porcelain species, or "Jianzhi Fanding", or "Yong and Xuanzhi Sweet White".
In fact, Dehua "Chinese white", coupled with the use of high-quality raw materials with extremely low impurity content and the class kiln firing process, makes the appearance of the glaze layer more pure, the color is moist and bright, and the process technology is more mature, which is unique in the history of Chinese ceramic technology.