Longquan Celadon Brushwasher

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

High-Fired Stoneware.

Longquan kilns, Zhejiang Province, South China.

D:13.8cm H:5cm

Provenance:  Old English Collection 

SKU: 4763 Categories: ,

The brushwasher with a blueish-green glaze all over, pooling to a more lustrous colour around the well and thinning to let the grey stoneware show through at the edge of the lip, the steep sides rise above an undercut wide ring foot, the exposed stoneware at the rim of the foot has burnt to a reddish-brown colour.

• A similar example is in the Percival David Foundation, British Museum, London, illustrated by Pierson and McCausland, Song Ceramics: Objects of Admiration, London, 2003, pp. 32-33, no. 7.