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AN INCISED DINGYAO CUP
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
10
AN INCISED DINGYAO CUP
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Tianminlou – A Small History of Chinese Ceramics

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AN INCISED DINGYAO CUP
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
with rounded sides supported on a neatly knife-pared foot, the interior swiftly incised with a lotus bloom and broad leaves borne on curling stems, the exterior encircled with a carved line around the lower body, applied overall with an ivory-tinged transparent glaze, metal-bound rim
9.3 cm, 3 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Christie's Hong Kong, 20th March 1990, lot 512.

Catalogue Note

This cup is notable for its confidently carved design on the interior, which accentuates the creamy white glaze. A cup of this type, recovered at the Dingzhou kiln site in Quyang, and now held at the Cultural Relics Institute, Hebei Province, is illustrated in Selection of Ding Ware. The Palace Museum’s Collection and Archaeological Excavation, Beijing, 2012, pl. 109; two were sold in our London rooms, the first from the Lindberg collection, 12th December 1978, lot 119, and the second from the collection of Carl Kempe, 14th May 2008, lot 244; and a slightly larger example in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, was included in the Special Exhibition of Ting Ware White Porcelain, Taipei, 1987, cat. no. 59.

Tianminlou – A Small History of Chinese Ceramics

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Hong Kong