14 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 23,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A LARGE CIZHOU PAINTED 'ZHANG FAMILY' PILLOW
LATE JIN/YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, the top painted with a scene of a Daoist immortal and attendants and a man with a water buffalo standing in a mountainous river landscape, with a further landscape on one long side, a tiger on the other and peony blossoms at each end, all within ogival cartouches and foliate spandrels, painted in brown on a white slip under a clear glaze, the base with the maker's stamp, Zhang jia zao, within a column raised on a lotus and capped by a leaf
17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) long
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J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1974.
3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.