A White-glazed DING Foliate Vase (Zun)

Northern Song Dynasty

  • Medium:Porcelain
  • Year:Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)
  • Size:Height 16.20 cm, Rim Diameter 18.80 cm, Body Diameter 14.50 cm, Foot Diameter 10.08 cm


It has a flared eight-lobed chrysanthemum mouth, a sloping neck running down to the half-length of the body, lobed in eight petals with ridges appearing on the interior, a fuller globular belly and a round bottom supported on a round splayed foot ring. It is fully covered in white glaze, with the texture and grains of biscuit looming from the below, giving a shimmering white gloss and a light yellow tint.

It is formed after the bronze Zun, in the early and middle Western Zhou Dynasty, with some adjustment based on the chrysanthemum-shaped gold and silver wares in the Tang Dynasty.

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