Longquan yuhuchunping of this attractive shape and fine glaze are rare, although a vase of similar form and size but fashioned with a subtly stepped foot, was excavated from a hoard at Sunpingcun, Taishun county, Zhejiang province, and illustrated in Zhu Boqian, ed., Celadons from Longquan Kilns, Taipei, 1998, pl. 160. Three further excavated examples are published in The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics, vol. 10, Shanghai, 2000, pls 27, 28 and 30; and a slightly larger vase is illustrated in Sekai toji zenshu/Ceramic Art of the World, vol. 13 Tokyo, 1981, pl. 174. Compare also a yuhuchunping covered in a similar glaze but with ferruginous brown spots, in the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, included in Ataka korekushon Tōyō tōji meihin ten [Oriental ceramics from the Ataka Collection], Tokyo, 1978, cat. no. 50, and again illustrated in Ye Peilan, Yuandai ciqi [Yuan dynasty porcelain], Beijing, 1998, pl. 499.
Yuhuchunping continued to be made at Longquan in the Ming dynasty with slight variation to the form with the globular body becoming broader and the neck less elongated. Their size also increased with most examples measuring slightly above 30 cm; see for example two undecorated yuhuchunping attributed to the Ming dynasty, included in the exhibition Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2002, cat. nos 49 and 50.
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