A Cizhou inscribed pillow, Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 863. A Cizhou inscribed pillow, Jin dynasty, 12th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500© Christie's Image Ltd 2015

With tall sides, the canted top painted in brown on white slip with a thirteen-character inscription that may be translated, 'The pure breeze wakens me from drunkenness. The dream is broken and the window is filled with a fading moon', within a double line border, all under a clear glaze.

ProvenanceThe Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987.

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.