Southern Song Dynasty (A.D. 1127-1279)
with a translucent pale bluish-green glaze all over, continuing across the base, pooling to a more intense color around the well and thinning to let the pearl-gray stoneware show through at the down-turned edge of the lip, the steeply sloping flat sides angled in sharply at the base and resting on an undercut wide ring foot, the exposed stoneware at the rim of the foot burnt reddish-tan.
Diameter 5 7⁄8 inches (14.9 cm)
Similar Longquan celadon dishes discovered in a Southern Song hoard at Jinyucun, Suining, Sichuan province in 1991 are illustrated in the catalogue of the travelling exhibition Fūlin sareta Nansō toji ten (Newly Discovered Southern Song Ceramics: A Thirteenth Century “Time Capsule”), Tokyo, 1998, p. 38, nos. 30-32. Another similar example is illustrated in Longquan yao yanjiu (The Research of Longquan Kiln), Beijing, 2011, p. 391, pl. 6, described as a brushwasher.
Other similar examples are in the Percival David Foundation, London, illustrated by Pierson and McCausland, Song Ceramics: Objects of Admiration, London, 2003, pp. 32-33, no. 7; in the Art Institute of Chicago, from the Tyson Collection, illustrated by Mino and Tsang in Ice and Green Clouds: Traditions of Chinese Celadon, Indianapolis, 1986, pp. 178-179, no. 71; and in the Idemitsu Museum, Tokyo, illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, col. pl. 96.
南宋 龍泉青瓷洗 徑 14.9 厘米