A LONGQUAN CÉLADON-GLAZED DISH
5,7 x 23 cm
shallow rounded sides rising to a flat, everted rim with raised outer edge, covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green colour.
Provenance: acquired before 1975.
Similar dishes have been excavated from the Longquan kiln site at Dayao (Longquan Qingci Yanjiu, Beijing 1989, p. 56, fig. 10:1). Other similar examples are in the Tokyo National Museum (see Illustrated Catalogue of the Tokyo National Museum. Chinese Ceramics, I, p. 130, n. 522) and in the Percival David Collection (Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London 1997, n. 213).