Lot 264. A rare small sancai-glazed pottery cat-form waterdropper, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) longEstimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2007

Hollow-molded as a recumbent cat with pricked ears and an aperture in the mouth, with a collar tied around the neck with long green-glazed ribbons that trail below the small aperture and loop handle in the center of the back, all in amber, green and cream glaze.

ProvenanceSotheby's, New York, 4 June 1986, lot 28.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007