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A FINE AND RARE CARVED DING 'CHILONG' DISH
A FINE AND RARE CARVED DING 'CHILONG' DISH
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A FINE AND RARE CARVED DING 'CHILONG' DISH

NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY

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A FINE AND RARE CARVED DING 'CHILONG' DISH
NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY
The shallow, rounded sides rise to a flat, everted rim with unglazed edge mounted in copper. The interior is fluently carved with a coiled horned chilong below a band of classic scroll in the well and a band of key fret on the rim. The dish is covered overall with a glaze of creamy ivory color that pools slightly to a darker shade in the recesses and above the foot, and continues over the flat base.
6 7/8 in. (17.3 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Frank Caro, New York, 15 July 1965.

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Lot Essay

A Ding dish of similar shape, with key fret carved on the everted rim and carved in the center with a chilong, is illustrated in Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou: White Ding wares from the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2014, p. 100, pl. II-56, and another with plain, everted rim, is illustrated pp. 98-99, pl. II-55. The horned dragon that decorates the center of this dish is similar to that seen in a line drawing illustrated by J. Wirgin, Sung Ceramic Designs, London, 1979, Fig. 13 (c), which is from a dish in the British Museum.

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