Porcelain dish with five-lobed rim. White. There is an inscription on the base.
- Height: 35 millimetres
- Diameter: 184 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TranslationNew official
Inscription CommentTwo characters ‘xinguan’ (new official) incised on base
Published PDF date : 11th-early 12thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with five-lobed rim
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
North China 中國北部
Liao dynasty, about AD 1000-1100
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Object reference number: RRC38604
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