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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.195

  • Description

    Ding porcelain dish, with copper-bound rim. Creamy white. There are two ducks amongst reeds on interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 11thC-12thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 48 millimetres
    • Diameter: 217 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern SongRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 195

    Bowl with mandarin ducks


    Pairs of mandarin ducks, as seen on this dish are an emblem of marital bliss.


    Stoneware with incised decoration, transparent glaze and copper rim mount
    Ding ware定窯
    Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省, 曲陽縣
    Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1086–1127

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p. 11, Fig. 16 ((see PDF 160)) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.14, no.24 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc9/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the W. C. Alexander Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.195

Ding porcelain dish, with copper-bound rim. Creamy white.  There are two ducks amongst reeds on interior.

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