Ding stoneware bowl with metal-bound rim. The bowl has black glaze.
- Made in: Quyang (county)
- (Asia,China,Hebei (province),Quyang)
- Diameter: 185 millimetres
Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:
Black glazed tea bowl with copper rim
Ding potters manufactured vessels of exquisite quality and pure white bodies, but also with coloured glazes. This example is coated in a solution rich in iron oxide which, when fired, lends it a glossy ink-black colour. Song dynasty writers celebrated black and brown (see case 12) Ding wares in contemporary texts, associating them with luxurious lacquer wares. The presence of Ding wares in monastery treasuries, palaces and noblemen’s tombs testifies to their high status.
Stoneware with iron-black glaze and copper rim
Quyang county, Hebei province河北省, 曲陽縣
Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1000–1127
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Collection of Sung To-de, Shanghai. Reputed to be an example of black Ting ware and to have been given by the Emperor Kuang Hsu to Mr Sung's uncle, the Imperial Tutor.
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Object reference number: RRC38717
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