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Ding stoneware basin, with eight-lobed sides and copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white, with lotus scroll on interior.
- Made in: Quyang (county)
- (Asia,China,Hebei (province),Quyang)
- Height: 84 millimetres
- Diameter: 216 millimetres
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
Lobed basin with incised lotus scroll
This eight-lobed basin is incised inside with lotus scroll. Craftsmen used sheet copper and occasionally gold or silver, cut to size and heated to fit the rims to hide the unglazed rim. Historical accounts suggest that dressing the rim with metal actually enhanced the status of the clay vessel.
Stoneware with carved and incised decoration, transparent glaze and copper rim mount
Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省, 曲陽縣
Northern Song or Jin dynasty, about AD 1086–1127
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Object reference number: RRC38523
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