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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 517

    THREE GLAZED POTTERY PILLOWS

    SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 10TH-13TH CENTURY

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    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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    Provenance

    First pillow: acquired prior to 1997.
    Second and third pillows: acquired late 1950s to early 1960s.