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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    960-1279 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with incised decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Aubrey Le Blond

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 32, shelf 2

High-fired ceramics from China were prized in Korea, where many have been excavated from tombs. Later Korea began to produce green-glazed and white-glazed wares of its own.

Physical description

White porcelain cup with a warm cream-coloured glaze. Rounded sides, small footring ground down, base partly bare of glaze. Decorated on the inside with an incised floral spray.

Place of Origin

China (made)


960-1279 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with incised decoration


Height: 4.4 cm, Diameter: 8.9 cm

Object history note

Acquired by the donor in Korea.

Descriptive line

Ding-type ware. Cup, white porcelain with incised floral decoration, China, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of the Le Blond collection of Corean pottery London: V&A. 1918, p. 40, cat. no. 135, plate 40

Labels and date

White cup, acquired in Korea
Northern China, Ding kilns, Song dynasty, 960-1279, glazed porcelain,
Museum no. C.620-1918, given by Aubrey Le Blond [2009]

Production Note

Attribution taken from the inventory record


Porcelain; Glaze


Glazed; Incised

Subjects depicted

Floral sprays


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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