18 juin 2014

"Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou. White Ding wares from the collection of the National Palace Museum'

Dish with impressed design of peonies and pleated rim, Ding ware, Jin dynasty, 13th century © National Palace Museum Ding wares come from a region of northern China formerly known as Dingzhou (Ding prefecture); the white porcelains made there have been prized since the Song dynasty (960–1279). Archaeologists have found the main Ding kiln complex on the border of present-day Quyang in Hebei province, unearthing a complex cluster of kilns covering a wide area and capable of rich production. The kilns began to flourish during the... [Lire la suite]