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Porcelain dish with lobed rim. White. There is an inscription on the base.
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 170 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TranslationNew official
Inscription CommentTwo characters xinguan (new official) incised on base
Published PDF date : Liao 10th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with lobed rim and inscription
Potters modelled this dish on a silver ware form. Ding wares seldom bear inscriptions except for some high-quality vessels marked 官(guan , ‘official’) or as here 新官(xinguan , ‘new official’). The characters were incised before firing which precludes the possibility of it being a later inscription.
Stoneware with transparent glaze
Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省, 曲陽縣
Northern Song dynasty, about AD 960–1100
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Object reference number: RRC38616
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