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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A RECTANGULAR PAINTED 'CIZHOU' PILLOW,  JIN - YUAN DYNASTY, BY WANG SHOUMING 
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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A RECTANGULAR PAINTED 'CIZHOU' PILLOW,  JIN - YUAN DYNASTY, BY WANG SHOUMING 
Estimate
20,00030,000
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A RECTANGULAR PAINTED 'CIZHOU' PILLOW,  JIN - YUAN DYNASTY, BY WANG SHOUMING 
of rectangular section with a slightly concave sloping top, delicately painted in brown over a creamy-white slip with a military official  approaching a scholar seated in an open pavilion, with their attendants, within a shaped cartouche reserved on a floral ground, with two quatrefoil panels enclosing an inscription reading Zhangbin Yiren zhi ('Made by the idler of the bank of the Zhang'), the sides with similar panels enclosing peony and lotus sprays, reserved on floral grounds, the unglazed base with an impressed mark reading Wang shi Shouming, and with an inscription written in black ink dated to the twenty-first day in the twelfth month of the eleventh year of Zhizheng, corresponding to 1351
Width 17 3/8  in., 44.1 cm
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Provenance

Warren E. Cox, New York, 23rd October 1957. 
Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978). 

Catalogue Note

Rectangular pillows finely painted with narrative scenes within lobed, shaped cartouches reserved against dense floral grounds were produced during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Wang Shouming is believed to have produced pillows in Cixian, Hebei province during the Jin dynasty. Compare another pillow by Wang Shouming in the British Museum, London, purchased from George Eumorfopoulos in 1936, acc. no. 1936,1012.219. 

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