16 November 1999
A DINGYAO LOBED BOWL
northern song dynasty (960 - 1127)
With rounded sides rising from a low foot to a foliate rim, the interior carved with a lotus and leaves, all under a pale ivory glaze with more deeply coloured 'tear-stains' on the reverse
8.5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam.
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Compare a large lobed dingyao bowl with similar carved-lotus decoration exhibited, Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of Ting Ware White Porcelain, National Palace Museum, Taibei, 1987, no.37.
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