Ding porcelain dish, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There are two ducks among reeds carved on the interior.
- Made in: Quyang (county)
- (Asia,China,Hebei (province),Quyang)
- Height: 52 millimetres
- Diameter: 220 millimetres
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with carved ducks
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. 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 and combed designs were created. Pairs of mandarin ducks, as seen on this dish are an emblem of marital bliss.
Stoneware with carved decoration, transparent glaze and copper rim mount
Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省, 曲陽縣
Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1086–1127
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the W. C. Alexander Collection.
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