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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Ding porcelain dish with multi-lobed, flower-shaped rim. Creamy white. There is an incised petal detail on the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 12thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 42 millimetres
    • Diameter: 202 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Early 12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 166

    Flower-shaped dish

    The main Ding ware workshops were located in Jianci village, Quyang county, Hebei province, and were in almost constant operation from the early eighth until the mid-fourteenth century. In the Tang dynasty (AD 618–907), the area was called Dingzhou prefecture which is why their products are known as Ding wares. During the first half of the tenth century, Ding wares were often made in the shape of flowers and left undecorated. Later in the tenth and early eleventh century incised, combed and applied designs were created. From the mid-eleventh century, potters used reusable, intricately-carved moulds which sped up the production process.

    Stoneware with incised decoration, transparent glaze
    Ding ware 定窯
    Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省,曲陽縣
    Northern Song or Jin dynasty, about AD 1100–1200PDF 166





  • Bibliography

    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p. 13, Fig. 24 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2001 p. 30, no. 25 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.18, no.38 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc10/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

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

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  • Registration number


Ding porcelain dish with multi-lobed, flower-shaped rim. Creamy white. There is an incised petal detail on the interior.

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