EFE16 A Ding type russet-glazed cupstand


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Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

The cupstand is well modelled after a lacquer prototype with a small alms-bowl-shaped receptacle resting on a high-footed saucer.
The whole is covered with a russet-brown glaze with dark areas resembling ‘hare’s fur’, except for the interior of the hollow foot and falls irregularly short of the foot
Diameter 11,6 cm
With Japanese wood box

References: Mowry, Hare’s Fur, Tortoisesheel, and Partridge Feathers, Nos 12 and 13, for two comparable cupstands
Another russet-glazed Ding ware cupstand with cup is illustrated by Rose Kerr, Song Dynasty Ceramics, No. 40

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