Ding ware was produced in northern China
during the Sung era and was the first to enter the palace for official imperial use. Its paste is white, generally covered with an almost transparent glaze
(though some Ding ware was glazed a monochrome black or brown, white was the much more common type).
Overall, the Ding
style relied more on its elegant shape than ostentatious decoration; designs were understated, either incised or stamped into the clay prior to glazing. Due to the way the dishes were stacked in the kiln, the edged remained unglazed, and had to be rimmed in metal such as gold or silver when used as tableware.
Ding Bowl with Floral Design
CERAMIC ARTIFACT #ww-001008
Ding bowl is a creamy white colour with a bare rim that would have been
covered in metal (typical of
the style). It is decorated with a incised floral design and key
fret pattern near the inside rim.
artifact was produced in China, probably in the region of Jingdezhen in
Jiangxi province. It was
brought to Southeast Asia as a valuable trade-good probably by an ancient Chinese trading
ship and sold among one of the many thriving Chinese communities
living in Southeast Asia. The object probably ended up as a burial
of a prominent individual. Centuries later, it was rediscovered by
excavators and subsequently acquired by The Chalre Collection through a registered dealer.
in the Sung Dynasty period (960 - 1279).
Width or Depth: 22cm
with similar or identical shape and/or decorations are found in various publications
including: Song Dynasty
Ceramics, Chinese Ceramics,
Porcelains of the
Yuan Dynasty, Porcelains
of the Liao Song and Jin Dynasties, Porcelain
of the Song Dynasty Book I, Porcelain
of the Song Dynasty Book II, Guangdon Ceramics and Zhangzhou
items are also on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London
(UK), the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (USA), the National Museum
of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), the National Museum of the Philippines
throughout the world with diverse collections of Asian ceramics.