Lot 800. A blue and sancai-glazed pottery pillow or wrist rest, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 5 ½ in. (13.9 cm.) long. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
Modeled in the form of a crouching beast supporting an oval top decorated in blue, amber and straw glazes with a geometric pattern, the base carved with an inscription.
Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986.
Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.