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BOWL: FISH
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Inventory Number
HKU.C.1954.0127
Category In English
Ceramics
Object Name
Bowl: fish
Periods / Dynasties
Jin dynasty (1115–1234 CE) -
Materials
Porcelain with ivory glaze, copper
No. of Items (in a Set)
1
Dimensions
W: 21.1 cm, H: 7.7 cm
Descriptions in English
Characterised by their fine white glazes and incised decoration, Ding wares were made for wealthy merchants and scholars, and were also produced as tribute items for the imperial court. They are named after Dingzhou in Hebei province, where they were produced from the 8th to the 14th century.

Because of their thinness, Ding wares were often fired upside down to spread their weight and to prevent distortion. The metal rim covers the part of the bowl that was left unglazed to prevent it from becoming attached to the kiln floor.

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