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Ding type dish with floral decoration

  • loan

Glossary (3)

Ding, glaze, stoneware

  • Ding

    A Chinese bronze tripod ritual cooking vessel. Also a type of white porcelain from Northern China.

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The dish is closely related to Ding ware, both in form and in design, but its workmanship and the blue-tinged glaze suggest a manufacture in the south of China.

    The dish is angled, with the sides widely everted and flaring towards the rim, the straight foot is neatly cut. The inside is engraved with a lotus spray with a single bloom and a leaf in single and double outlines. The off-white stoneware is covered with a slightly blue-tinged, glossy crackled glaze, which was wiped from the rim, creating a distinct ridge, and fully covers the foot and slightly pointed base.

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