Two painted grey pottery tiles, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Two painted grey pottery tiles, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 848. Two painted grey pottery tiles, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2019.

Each is of a rectangular form, one decorated in high relief with a deer, its head turned as it is attacked by a gyrfalcon amidst dense foliage, the other similarly decorated with a monkey holding a peach sitting on top of a deer walking amidst foliage, with traces of original pigment throughout.

Provenance: John R. Berwald, London, 1993.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019