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Bowl with Flaring Sides

Asian Art

The Bowl with Flaring Sides is a superb example of the white wares with transparent ivory white or straw-colored glazes produced at the Ding ware kilns in north China from the tenth to the early thirteenth centuries. Earlier examples are characterized by the graceful, freehand flower motifs that decorate them, and the best Ding wares were greatly favored as imperial ceramics in the Northern Song (960–1127). Fired right-side-up, the flaring Bowl remains unbanded and has a design of camellia blossoms on the interior, a rare motif in this type of ceramic.
MEDIUM Ding ware, porcelain, glaze
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 960-1127
    DYNASTY Northern Song Dynasty
    PERIOD Northern Song Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (8.9 x 14 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER L1996.7
    CREDIT LINE Lent by Diane Schafer
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bowl with Flaring Sides, 960-1127. Ding ware, porcelain, glaze, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (8.9 x 14 cm). Lent by Diane Schafer, L1996.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L1996.7_view2_SL5.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, L1996.7_view2_SL5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White stoneware, clear glaze, incised camellia blossoms on the interior.
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