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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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

    Dish 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 1086–1127PDF 195





  • Bibliography

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

    On display: G95/dc9/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department


  • Registration number


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

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