07 octobre 2022

An inscribed rectangular painted 'Cizhou' 'figural' pillow, Northern Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 325. An inscribed rectangular painted 'Cizhou' 'figural' pillow, Northern Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Length 16⅛ in., 40.9 cm. Lot sold: 31,500 USD (Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 with a five-character inscription reading Zhangbin Yiren zhi (Made by the idler of the bank of the Zhang), the base with an inscription reading Zhao ji xx yi hao in black ink. Note: Notable on account of its inscription, Zhangbin Yiren zhi, the present... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2018

Chinese pillows, Song dynasty, Jin dynasty and Ming dynasty from a Japanese private collection at Sotheby's HK

Lot 392. A rare browm-splashed 'Tiger' pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18.4 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (33,713 EUR). © Sotheby's. the ruyi-shaped headrest supported on a recumbent tiger, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze with russet stripes. Note: See a figure of a tiger decorated in a similar style, sold in these rooms, 31st May 2018, lot 422; and a figure of a hen and another of a dog belonging to the same group, sold... [Lire la suite]