Guan vases of this restrained form are rare; see an example with a straight mouth excavated in 1952 from the mid-14th century tomb of Ren family in the town of Zhonggu, Qingpu District, Shanghai, now in the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, published in the catalogue to the exhibition Precious as the Morning Star. 12th-14th Century Celadons in the Qing Court Collection, Taipei, 2016, pp. 165 and 227. Another related guan vase was recently sold in these rooms, 2nd April 2018, lot 3062. Compare also a guan-type example from the Carl Kempe collection and now in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, included in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 8, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 138.
For vases of similar form covered in related glazes, see two ge examples from the Qing court collection preserved in Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (II), Hong Kong, 1996, nos 35 and 36; and two slightly shorter vases, both covered in crackled glaze similar to ge wares and dated to the Yuan dynasty, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in Precious as the Morning Star, op.cit., cat. no. IV-14, pp. 226-229, together with another enveloped in a celadon glaze but fewer crackles, probably from the Longquan kilns, attributed to the Southern Song to Yuan dynasty, cat. no. II-47.
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