NORTHERN SONG 960 – 1127 Ding Ware

A Northern Song Ding Ware Dish of Flower Shape, Hebei Kilns, 10th or 11th Century.


In perfect condition.
Robert McPherson Antiques. The John Drew Collection of Chinese and Japanese Ceramics. R&G McPherson Antiques. The Michael Jollye Collection of Early Chinese Ceramics.
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For a Ding Ware dish of this form see : Chinese Ceramics, The New Standard Guide (Hi Li, Thames and Hudson,1996.ISBN 0-500-23727-1). Page148 Item 219. This dish has been sold twice by us see our `Sold Items` 19515.



Dishes of this form were also made in silver and lacquer during the Song Dynasty.
Ding Ware :
Production of Ding ware began late in the Tang dynasty in Quyang county, Hebei province and was closely associated with Xing ware. During the Five Dynasties (906-960) Ding ware developed into its own distinct style and by the Northern Song dynasty the Ding kilns were producing some of the most successful porcelains in China. Ding ware is characterized by its ivory coloured body, clear honey-brown glaze, copper bound rim, and “tear drops” which run down the outside of its wares. Decoration of Northern Song Ding ware was typified by elegant hand carved and incised designs with combed detailing; this contrasts with Southern Song Ding ware which tended to display densely moulded motifs. Due to Ding’s popularity many kilns produced their own version of the wares which are termed Ding-type wares; however, these wares differ in refinement of body and craftsmanship to those produced at the Ding kilns.