A mallet vase, of similar size and also decorated with dragon-fish handles, was excavated in 1983 from a Southern Song tomb at Songyang county and illustrated in Zhu Boqian, ed., Celadons from Longquan Kilns, Taipei, 1998, p. 149, no. 116. Closely related vases of this shape include one from the collection of Enid and Brodie Lodge, included in the Exhibition of Chinese Art, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 422, and sold in these rooms, 8th July 1975, lot 91; another in the Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya, was included in the exhibition Heavenly Blue. Southern Song Celadon, Nezu Art Museum, Tokyo, 2010, cat. no. 23; and another larger example sold in our New York rooms, 18th March 2008, lot 79.
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