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Ding stoneware mould. There are floral and fruit motifs in the centre of the convex side, with phoenixes and flowers. There is an inscription on the concave underside.
- Made in: Quyang (county)
- (Asia,China,Hebei (province),Quyang)
- Height: 54 millimetres
- Diameter: 219 millimetres
Inscription Positionon underside
Inscription Content大定二十四年 四月廿六日王陞記□自造
Inscription TransliterationDading ershisi nian si yue ershiliu ri Wang Sheng ji □ zizao
Inscription TranslationMade on the 26th day of the fourth month of Dading  by Wang Shengji himself
Inscription CommentThe missing character is a signature so it is indecipherable.
Published PDF date : Jin 12thC (1184)Room 95 label text:
Mould for making Ding wares
From the mid-eleventh century, potters used reusable, intricately-carved moulds which sped up the production process at the Ding kilns. This one is carved with flowers and fruits and on the underside is an incised inscription which dates the mould to AD 1184. It reads 大定二十四年 四月廿二十六日王陞記□自造 (Dading ershisi nian si yue ershiliu ri Wang Sheng ji □ zizao ‘Made on the 26th day of the fourth month of Dading  by Wang Shengji himself’.) The missing character is a signature so it is indecipherable.
Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省, 曲陽縣
Jin dynasty, dated equivalent to AD 1184
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Object reference number: RRC38599
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