A Cizhou painted and sgraffito‘Lotus’ bean-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

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Lot 342. A Cizhou painted and sgraffito ‘Lotus’ bean-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 11½ in. (29 cm.) wide, box. Estimation : HKD 40,000 - 80,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 

The base is stamped with a mark reading Zhang jia zhen,‘Pillow of the Zhang Family’, enclosed in a rectangular cartouche below a lotus leaf and above a lotus stand.

ProvenanceThe property of Mr. Mark Lam. 

LiteratureDream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl. 42

Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, oct. 4 - 11, 2017