In early porcelains the whiteness of the clay body shows through a clear glaze. The Ding ware Dish demonstrates the evolution of porcelaneous stonewares and porcelains prior to the Song Dynasty (960–1279). Xing ware from Hebei Province in the north may be considered the first true porcelain. Literary records show the high value of Xing ceramics as tribute wares to the Song court. The Dish with its scalloped rim is an example of porcelains produced at the Ding ware kilns, also in north China.
Five Dynasties Period
Gift of Frederic B. Pratt, by exchange
This item is not on view
Dish, 907-960. Porcelain, 1 9/16 x 6 1/8 in. (4 x 15.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frederic B. Pratt, by exchange, 57.93. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 57.93_view1_acetate_bw.jpg)
overall, 57.93_view1_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.