Lot 97. A sancai-glazed pottery 'rabbit' wrist pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907). Width 5¼ in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 63,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
modeled in the form of a crouching rabbit with large ears and rounded eyes, supporting a flat oblong top carved with a stylized floral and foliate arabesque, applied allover with a vibrant emerald-green glaze with accents of cream and amber, the base unglazed revealing the pinkish buff body.
Property from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton.
Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 4th December 2001.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021