A HENAN INCISED AND PAINTED POLYCHROME 'BUTTERFLY' RUYI-SHAPED PILLOW
THE PROPERTY OF MR. MARK LAM
A HENAN INCISED AND PAINTED POLYCHROME 'BUTTERFLY' RUYI-SHAPED PILLOW

NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127)

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A HENAN INCISED AND PAINTED POLYCHROME 'BUTTERFLY' RUYI-SHAPED PILLOW
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127)
The pillow is applied with a white slip, incised and painted above in brown, the flower petals picked out in pink slip and yellow enamel, all covered with a clear glaze, with a ventilation hold on one side. It is fired on the unglazed base, revealing the pale greyish-white body.
10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) long, box
Literature
Dream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl. 43

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