A Chinese Cizhou 'Zhang family' rectangular pillow, Song-Jin dynasty


Lot 470. A Chinese Cizhou 'Zhang family' rectangular pillow, Song-Jin dynasty; length 16 1/8 in.; 41 cm. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the rectangular top with a subtle concave surface supported on tapered sides, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the top painted in sepia tones with a large shaped cartouche enclosing three sages approaching a hillside hut and grooms attending to horses nearby, abstract foliate patterns filling the corners beyond the cartouche's border, the sides similarly painted but with bamboo or flowers occupying the cartouches, the unglazed base impressed with the mark Zhang Jia zao.

Provenance: Collection of Dr. Frank Marshall 
Sotheby's London, March 13, 1973, lot 125.

Sotheby's. A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller, New York, 18 January 2019, 10:00 AM