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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.117

  • Description

    Ding porcelain dish, with previously lobed rim cut down and bound with copper. Cream coloured. A different flower spray is incised in each of ten interior panels, with a moulded river bank scene in the centre, including two geese, reeds, flowers, a tree behind a screen and two boys playing on the bank.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 11thC-12thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27 millimetres
    • Diameter: 221 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 117

    Dish with a garden scene and copper rim


    Figural scenes are very rarely seen on Ding wares. Here two boys are shown chasing ducks within a garden with a different flower in each of the ten panels in the inner wall. Chinese ceramics are not individually crafted but were made using production line processes. Potting, decorating, glazing and firing were all carried out by different teams of artisans. The social status of these craftsmen was low and few records pertaining to them survive. They were engaged in the agricultural process during part of the year and produced ceramics seasonally. Reusable ceramic moulds sped up production at the Ding kilns encouraging economies of scale.


    Stoneware with moulded decoration, transparent glaze and copper rim
    Ding ware定窯
    Quyang county, Hebei province河北省,曲陽縣
    Northern Song or Jin dynasty, about AD 1050–1234PDF 117

    白釉庭院圖鑲銅口盤


    人物場景紋飾在定窯器物中頗為罕見。此盤描繪兩名男孩正在花園中與鴨子嬉戲,內壁十開光內分飾不同種類的花卉。中國古代陶瓷並非個人作品,而是流水線作業。拉坯、裝飾、上釉、入窯皆由不同的工藝師團隊執行。這些工匠社會地位低下,有關他們的記載也寥寥無幾。他們平日忙於農活,閒時才製作陶瓷。可反復利用的陶模無疑加速了定窯陶瓷的生產,擴大了其生產規模。


    炻器,印花,透明釉,鑲銅口
    定窯
    河北省曲陽縣
    北宋或金代,約1050-1234年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 20 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.21, no.49 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc52/s2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.117

Ding porcelain dish, with previously lobed rim cut down and bound with copper. Cream coloured. A different flower spray is incised in each of ten interior panels, with a moulded river bank scene in the centre, including two geese, reeds, flowers, a tree behind a screen and two boys playing on the bank.

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