The simple and elegant shape of this handsome dish provided an excellent canvas for the even, thick blue-green glaze, which was achieved by applying the glaze in several layers.
Dishes of similar shape and proportions have been excavated from the Longquan kiln site at Dayao. See Longquan Qingci Yanjiu, Beijing, 1989, p. 56, fig. 10:1. Other similar examples include one formerly in the Hirota Collection and now in the Tokyo National Museum, included in Illustrated Catalogue of the Tokyo National Museum, Chinese Ceramics, vol. 1, p. 130, no. 522; the Percival David Foundation, included in Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, rev. ed., London, 1997, no. 213.