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  • Glazed porcellaneous stoneware dish

    Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition

    4 November - 30 November, 2010

    Twelve Masterpieces of Chinese Art, of Porcelain, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Stone, from the 10th century BC to the Yongzheng reign (1723-1735).

    Glazed porcellaneous stoneware dish

    Northern Song to Jin period, 12th - 13th century

    This dish is a superb example of one of the most refined and sought after ceramics of the Song period - the creamy white Ding wares of North China.  It is decorated with an exceptionally crisp moulded design of a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amongst clouds.  Three other dishes - two in the Palace Museum, Beijing, and one in the Shanghai Museum - appear to be almost identical and may have emanated from the same mould. 

    Diameter: 23.1cm