Chinese monochrome cream glazed Ding ware dish of flat form with gently sloped cavetto and flat lipped unglazed rim, the flat base with a short foot rim, covered overall in a rich and even cream glaze slightly pooling above the foot.
7 1/8 inches, 18.1 cm diameter.
Northern Song Dynasty, Ding kilns, Hebei Province, 11th – 12th century.

  • Formerly in the collection of Masataka Tomita, T.M.C. collection no. 147.
  • Included by Christie’s New York in their auction of The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics, Linyushanren Collection, Part III, 22nd March 2018, lot no. 507.
  • A similar dish of identical measurement, published by René-Yvon Lefebvre d’Argencé in The Hans Popper Collection of Oriental Art, no. 95, was included by Eskenazi in their exhibition of Song ceramics from the Hans Popper collection, 2005,no. 16, pp. 52/3; another, with traces of a gilt inscription, is included by Junkichi Mayuyama in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Volume One, no. 361, p. 125; a further example, previously sold by J. J. Lally & Co., New York, is included by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume Three (II), no. 1425, p. 426, where the author notes, ‘It is very unusual to find an undecorated ‘Ding’ dish; originally, the piece might have been decorated with gilding (compare Sotheby’s, London, 1 April 1974, lot 175). Dishes made of gold are also known in this shape; a very fine example is in The Meiyintang Collection.’

定窑折沿盤 北宋 十一至十二世紀 臨宇山人舊藏

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