SOUTHERN SONG (1127-1279)

The washer is finely potted with an angular profile rising from the short foot to a slightly everted rim and is covered overall with a pale bluish-green glaze, with the exception of the foot rim which expose the dark body.

12.6 cm. (5 in.) diam.

Longquan ware in Southern Song dynasty with a dark body were usually considered to be imitating the Guan ware of its contemporary. A longquan dish also with a similar pale bluish-green glaze and dark body, in the Qing Palace collection, now is in the Palace Musuem, Beijing, see Longquan of the World: Longquan Celadon and Globalization, Beijing, 2019, Vol. II, no. 33, pp. 70-71.  A similar longquan washer with an even sea-green glaze, see Christie’s New York, 13/09/2019, lot 1045. 


Private collection, Melbourne, Australia.

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