• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

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

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    A LARGE CIZHOU PAINTED 'ZHANG FAMILY' PILLOW

    LATE JIN/YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY

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    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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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1974.


    Exhibited

    3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.