Lot 861. A Cizhou carved bean-shaped pillow, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 10 ¾ in. (27.5 cm.) wide. Estimate $20,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The top carved through the white slip with a large blossoming peony stem reserved on a finely mottled brown ground within a line border, all under a clear glaze.
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.