This casserole takes its inspiration from the ancient Chinese bronze cauldrons with legs known as a ‘Ding’ (鼎). To facilitate modern cooking requirements, the pot has a flat base while the legs, traditionally attached to the body, have been incorporated in a separate trivet. However, sculpturally the design retains the characteristic silhouette of a seamless mass with protruding legs and handles.
The ‘Ding’ was originally launched as a cast iron casserole, with a rugged black exterior finish and a contrasting white enamel interior. Since then, it has been complemented by a white version in fireproof ceramic, as well as a matching set of smaller serving bowls in glazed bone china.
Produced by: JIA Inc
Awards: Hong Kong Designers Association, Silver Award (2009)
Credit: Photo 7 and 8 courtesy of JIA Inc.