A fine Dingyao 'swimming ducks' carved dish Northern Song/Jin Dynasty

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Lot 162
A fine Dingyao 'swimming ducks' carved dish
Northern Song/Jin Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 1,960,000 (US$ 249,769) inc. premium
A fine Dingyao 'swimming ducks' carved dish
Northern Song/Jin Dynasty
Raised on a narrow foot ring, the interior crisply and spontaneously carved with a pair of ducks swimming side by side in a pond beside tall leafy stems, covered overall in a pale greenish-white glaze.
21.3cm diam.

Footnotes

  • 北宋/金 定窯白釉劃花蓮塘雙鳧紋折腰盤

    This dish is a fine example of a classic Northern Song/Jin period Ding ware. Typical of high quality Ding wares, the present lot is well potted, has a well-cut short narrow foot and a smooth white body that is covered with a clear, spotless, ivory-toned glaze. The decoration of a pair of ducks on a pond with plants is elegantly incised. The theme of a pair of ducks was popular in Chinese art and culture, particularly for weddings, as pairs of ducks symbolise marital harmony.

    Two examples of Ding dishes with very similar form and decoration are in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou, White Ding Wares from the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2014, pp.124-125, no.74 (fig.1) and 75. Other similar Northern Song Dingyao dishes decorated with pairs of ducks swimming beside reeds and tall leafy plants include one in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and another formerly in the Carl Kempe Collection, illustrated by Jan Wirgin, Sung Ceramic Designs, London, 1970, pl.65 and 66a.

    侈口外撤,折腰銳收,小圈足。盤內刻蓮塘雙鳧紋,兩水禽昂首靜息於蓮塘間,蘆草飄揚,水波蕩漾,幽雅恬靜。釉呈雅白,刀劃流暢,為典型之作。

    參考台北國立故宮博物院藏兩件劃花蓮塘雙鳧紋折腰盤,定為北宋至金時期之器,其器形、內容、佈局、紋飾及處理手法均與本拍品如出一轍,口鏤髹漆銅稜釦,而本拍品更略大,見蔡玫芬主編:《定州花瓷:院藏定系白瓷特展》,台北,2013年,頁124-125,圖版 II-74(fig.1)及II-75。據文章提及,成對水禽暢游於水塘間,是定窯刻花器常見之圖像,且為北宋以來惠祟小景廣受喜愛的寫照。另參看比較美國波士頓藝術博物館以及瑞典收藏家卡爾·坎普博士分別藏一件北宋定窯劃花蓮塘雙鳧盤,著錄於Jan Wirgin,《Sung Ceramic Designs》,倫敦,1970年,圖65及66a。
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A fine Dingyao 'swimming ducks' carved dish Northern Song/Jin Dynasty
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