• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 314

    A GREEN-GLAZED MARBLED POTTERY PILLOW

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    A GREEN-GLAZED MARBLED POTTERY PILLOW
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The slightly dished, rounded rectangular top decorated with a stylized design of five-petalled flower heads, the sides with asymmetrical areas of marbling, the marbled areas appearing dark brown through the green glaze that continues over the edge to partially cover the base
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) long, box


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    Three small pillows of this type with similar marbled decoration covered in either an amber or green glaze in the Charles B. Hoyt Collection are illustrated in the Catalogue of the Memorial Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 13 February - 30 March 1952, nos. 183-5.

    Provenance

    Private Hong Kong collection prior to 1989.