Lot 878. sancai-glazed pottery 'Lion' pillow, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000Price realised USD 4,375© Christie's Images Ltd 2017.

The pillow is hollow-molded below the amber-glazed top with a recumbent lion with snarling expression and bushy tail picked out in amber, green, cream and brown glaze.

ProvenanceBishop W. C. White (1873-1960) Collection, former Keeper of the East Asiatic Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 12-13 March 1975, lot 278.
The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1982.

Christie's. The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art, New York, 16 March 2017