• Celadon, D:17.2cm
  • Southern Song dynasty, 12-13th century

Pale whitish blue glaze and thin sophisticated footring are distinctive characteristic of this basin. Once in Japan, this type of wares were distinguished from Longquan wares and called Xiuneisi, one of the Southern Song imperial kilns.

Formerly owned by Yasunari Kawabata, a Nobel literature prize winner.

*Fascinating Chinese Ceramics: The Machida City Museum and Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation Collections, Machida City Museum, 2016 (see commentary by Sarah Sato)
*Sarah Sato ‘The History of Celadon Appreciation in Japan: As seen in the Southern Song Celadons in the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation’, Kokka No.1354, Kokkasha, 2023
*Selected Masterpices from the Tresures of Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation, commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation, Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation, 2023 (see commentary by Keiko Mikasa)