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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.103

  • Description

    Ding stoneware long-necked vase, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. Carved and incised lotus scroll on body, overlapping petals on shoulder.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 960-1127
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 250 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 103

    Bottle with carved lotuses and copper rim


    This slim-necked bottle is carved with lotuses and lotus petals, both traditional Buddhist symbols of purity. The shape of the bottle also occurs in contemporary silverware. Archaeologists have discovered evidence which confirms Ding wares were used in Buddhist monasteries in the Northern Song (AD 960–1127) and Liao (AD 916–1125) dynasties to supplement gold and silver vessels for rituals. Dated sites which contain finds of Ding stonewares include several crypts of Buddhist pagodas – the Jingzhi temple靜志寺塔 (AD 977) and the treasury of the Jingzhong residential monastery 淨眾院塔 (AD 995) in Dingxian 定縣 and the Jingguang pagoda 淨光塔 (AD1013) in Shunyi county 順義縣 near Beijing 北京.


    Stoneware with carved decoration, transparent glaze and copper rim
    Ding ware定窯
    Quyang county, Hebei province河北省,曲陽縣
    Northern Song dynasty, AD 960–1127PDF 103

    白釉刻花蓮花紋鑲銅口瓶


    此長頸瓶器身飾刻花蓮花及蓮瓣紋,皆為佛教傳統中純潔之象徵。此瓶造型在同時期的銀器中也有所見。考古發掘證據表明,定窯器物在北宋(960-1127年)及遼代(916-1125年)曾作為金銀器的補充,一同被佛教寺院用作禮儀用器。出土紀年定窯器物的遺址包括河北定縣的靜志寺塔(977年)及淨眾院塔(995年)塔基地宮,以及北京順義區的淨光塔(1013年)塔基地宮。


    炻器,刻花,透明釉,鑲銅口
    定窯
    河北省曲陽縣
    北宋,960-1127年

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 28, no. 22 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 87, pl. LXXXVI bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.13, no.20, pl. IV bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc52/s2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Imperial Collection, Peking.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.103

Ding stoneware long-necked vase, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. Carved and incised lotus scroll on body, overlapping petals on shoulder.

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