A Henan incised and painted polychrome 'butterfly' ruyi-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 115. A Henan incised and painted polychrome 'butterfly' ruyi-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 100,000 (USD 7,774 - USD 12,957). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.

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.

The property of Mark Lam

LiteratureDream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl. 43

Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong