A pair of carved 'Ding' 'lotus' dishes, Northern Song dynasty | 北宋 定窰白釉刻蓮紋盤一對
A pair of carved 'Ding' 'lotus' dishes
Northern Song dynasty
each with shallow flared sides resting on a flat base, the center freely carved with a lush lotus blossom with furling leaves and stems, all under a translucent warm ivory-tinged glaze pooling to a grayish tone in the recesses (2)
Diameter 5⅛ in., 13 cm
Both overall in good condition with minor expected wear and scattered firing imperfections. One dish with a slightly warped rim.
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Acquired prior to 2000.