SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
The stoneware waterpot is moulded in the shape of a short squat cong, after the archaic jade form. The waterpot is covered overall with a pale jade-like sea-green glaze and raised on a narrow sharply cut footring.
The Longquan kilns in Zhejiang are known to have produced wares in imitation of jade cong. An example of such pieces is published in Heavenly Blue: Southern Song Celadon, Tokyo, 2010, p. 45, Catalogue No. 16, however small washers of this type are extremely unusual.