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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Porcelain dish with lobed rim. White. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 960-1100
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 170 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Translation

        New official
      • Inscription Comment

        Two characters xinguan (new official) incised on base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Liao 10th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 198

    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
    Ding ware定窯
    Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省, 曲陽縣
    Northern Song dynasty, about AD 960–1100


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.11, no.10 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc9/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


Porcelain dish with lobed rim. White. There is an inscription on the base.

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