d. 20 厘米
大都會藝術博物館 1916 年
A Large Ding Type White Glazed Conical Bowl
d. 20 cm
the Metropolitan Museum of Arts 1916
Lam’s Gallery, Hong Kong
This exceptionally large moulded Ding type conical bowl is typical of imperial taste. Covered inside out with a lustrous layers of white glaze with moulded pattern. Mouth rim unglazed with original copper band attached. This was part of the founding collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, purchased by the famous writer Tenshin.
Derived from the shape of tea bowls of the Song Dynasty, the present bowl is a typical example of imperial tribute to the refined Song aesthetic, possibly commissioned by the emperor himself.
Tenshin is the author of ‘book of tea’, acted as an agent for Boston Museum of Fine Arts, he and his nephew sought and purchased arts in Beijing during the early 1900s. The present dish is one of such purchases from an imperial origin.