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Dish in the style of Ding ware 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 piece is imitating a Ding dish of the Northern Song period (AD 960–1127), but the stoneware is very light in weight, the glaze thick and opaque, and the design deeply carved in relief – features not known from the originals.

    The shallow curved dish flares slightly towards the rim and rests on a low and thin foot. The inside is carved with a lotus spray with a small bloom and large leaf, with a band around the rim left plain, as is the outside. The piece is covered with a thick matt, opaque cream-white glaze, except for the rim, where the off-white stoneware is visible.

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