15 - 16 March 2015
A RARE LARGE CIZHOU PAINTED 'TIGER' PILLOW
JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)
The pillow is potted in the form of a recumbent tiger resting its head on its front paws, the stripes and details are painted in brown on a white slip, as is the scene of a scholar reclining on a promontory staring up at the overhanging pine tree underneath a full moon which is painted on the canted top, all under a clear glaze.
16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box
The Hayashibara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan.
Inouye Oriental Art, Tokyo, March 2012.
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100 Ceramic Pillows: Formerly the Hayashibara Museum collection, T. Edo Inouye & Son Oriental Art, Tokyo, March 2012, no. 32.
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