20 March 2015
This lot is offered without a reserve
A NORTHERN WHITE WARE FIGURAL PILLOW
CHINA, 10TH CENTURY
The support in the form of a recumbent lion with crisply modeled face, the sides of the mouth and the nostrils pierced, the pillow platform on its back of shaped oval form, all covered in a clear glaze of slightly grey-blue color, the unglazed base exposing the fine white ware
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) wide
Christie's New York, 5 June 1986, lot 152.
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Compare the similar pillow, also with lion support, in the Balinyouqi Museum, illustrated by Zhang Bai, Complete Collection of Ceramic Art Unearthed in China, vol. 4, Beijing, 2008, no. 66.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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