Lot 1980. A rare Guanyao brushwasher, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010.
Of shallow square form with four spur-marks to the glazed underside, covered overall in a thick greyish-green glaze suffused with dark stained crackles, wood stand, box.
Note: Compare with a similar Song dynasty Ge-ware washer of round form from the Qing court collection illustrated in Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (II), The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 64, no. 57.
Christie's. The Imperial Sale Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2010