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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.104

  • Description

    Ding stoneware basin, with eight-lobed sides and copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white, with lotus scroll on interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 11thC-12thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 84 millimetres
    • Diameter: 216 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 104

    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
    Ding ware定窯
    Quyang county, Hebei province 河北省, 曲陽縣
    Northern Song or Jin dynasty, about AD 1086–1127

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 pp 18-19, no.42 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case9/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.104

Ding stoneware basin, with eight-lobed sides and copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white, with lotus scroll on interior.

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