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PROPERTY OF A LADY, PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

A 'CIZHOU' TIGER-FORM PILLOW
JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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PROPERTY OF A LADY, PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

A 'CIZHOU' TIGER-FORM PILLOW
JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A 'CIZHOU' TIGER-FORM PILLOW
JIN DYNASTY
well-modeled in the form of a recumbent tiger, freely painted with bold brown stripes on an orange slip ground, the ferocious beast with round indented ears, stippled and furrowed eyebrows centered by a wang character, the nostrils formed by two small air holes, its mouth pulled back revealing two sharp front fangs, the tail curling around the back haunches, the slightly concave back reserved in dark-orange slip with a bean-shaped panel depicting a recumbent white-spotted deer resting between two shrubs, all beneath a clear glaze, the flat gray stoneware base unglazed for firing
Length 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 12th June 1984, lot 226. 

Catalogue Note

A number of tiger-shaped Cizhou pillows have been published, varying in the decoration on the surface, but often painted with birds, flowers and animals. The painting on this piece is unusual; rather than the more typical white ground, the concave bean-shaped section is a dark amber color. A pillow with the same overall orange-slip ground and a wang character between the eyes, but not as finely-painted, reported to have been excavated at Jiaozuo Henan and now in the Jiaozuo Museum, Henan Province is illustrated in Thousand Years Dream, Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Beijing, 2007, pp. 56-57. 

Important Chinese Art

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