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Ding porcelain dish, with a raised edge. Creamy white. There are two fish among waves carved in centre.
- Made in: Quyang (county)
- (Asia,China,Hebei (province),Quyang)
- Height: 26 millimetres
- Diameter: 183 millimetres
Published PDF date : 12th or early 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with incised fish
Potters incised a design of two fish among waves in the centre of this dish. Chinese people regard paired fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu. This design was also used at Jingdezhen.
Stoneware with carved and combed decoration, and transparent glaze
Ding ware 定窯
Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省, 曲陽縣
Northern Song or Jin dynasty, about AD 1050–1234
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Object reference number: RRC38594
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