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Bowl with Incised Designs
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Bowl with Incised Designs

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This flared bowl with notched rim dates to the Northern Song dynasty and is a specific type of white ware called Ding ware. Ding ware is named for the Ding kilns that produced them and is characterized by a smooth white paste for the body and a warm toned ivory-white glaze of smooth consistency. The soft paste allowed for incisions and impression of designs, such as the floral decoration that appears on the interior of this bowl. Leafy vine scrolls and lotus blossoms or buds are incised with soft lines in the paste beneath the glaze. The warm tone of this glaze is permeated with a distinct greenish tinge.
Date Description Narrative
  • Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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11th-12th century (Northern Song)
porcelain with white glaze
Accession Number
H: 3 9/16 × Diam: 9 1/16 in. (9 × 23 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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