28 février 2021

A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato ‘Special Blessings’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 885. A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato ‘Special Blessings’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The concave top is carved through the white slip with the characters da (great) and ji (auspiciousness), between two blossoming floral stems, all reserved against a ring-punched 'fish-roe' ground. The sides are carved with panels enclosing chrysanthemum blossoms. Literature: Kaikodo... [Lire la suite]