Longquan celadon washers of this type are rare; see one, the glaze of a slightly greener tone, included in the exhibition Longquan Ware: Chinese Celadon Beloved of the Japanese, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Nagoya, 2012, cat. no. 53; and another covered with a bluish-green glaze with light brown crackles, sold at Christie’s London, 10th December 1990, lot 114A, and again in our New York rooms, 23rd March 2011, lot 510.
Dishes of similar form were produced at a number of kilns; see a Guan example, from the collection of Stephen Junkunc III, sold at Christie’s New York, 22nd March 2007, lot 385; and again in these rooms, 5th April 2017, lot 1106; and another from the Lord Cunliffe collection, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 30th April 2001, lot 648. Compare also Ding versions of this dish, but with a much narrower foot, such as a brown-splashed black glazed example, from the collection of Mr and Mrs Alfred Clark, Idemitsu Museum of Arts and Francisco Capelo, sold four times at auction, in 1975, 2002, 2010 and most recently in these rooms, 3rd October 2017, lot 4, from the Le Cong Tang collection; and a Ding-type persimmon-glazed dish, from the Harry Nail and Hans Popper collections, sold in our New York rooms, 13th/14th September 2016, lot 107.
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