A painted grey pottery figure of a sow, Six Dynasties period (220-589)

Lot 1441. A painted grey pottery figure of a sow, Six Dynasties period (220-589)18 in. (45.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000Price Realised  USD 22,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011.

Realistically modeled with plump body, standing foursquare with head facing forward beneath its drooping ears, with traces of red and white pigment

Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1989, lot 79

The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. 466Z76 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II, 15 September 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza