19 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 30,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
THREE GLAZED POTTERY PILLOWS
SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 10TH-13TH CENTURY
One of Cizhou type, of tapering rectangular section, the convex top carved through the white and olive-brown slips with a large peony sprig, the long sides with panels of molded foliate and wave patterns, all under a clear glaze; another of Cizhou type and of bean shape, carved through the black and white slips with fish swimming amidst lotus plants on top and peony scroll around the sides, all under a clear glaze; the third incised on top with a leaping stag within a shaped cartouche surrounded by molded foliate scroll, the sides molded with boys playing amidst scrolling lotus stems, all under a transparent glaze
10 7/8, 11 7/8 and 9¼ in. (27.6, 30.2 and 23.5 cm.) long, two boxes (3)
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First pillow: acquired prior to 1997.
Second and third pillows: acquired late 1950s to early 1960s.