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Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A RARE BROWN-SPLASHED 'TIGER' PILLOW
SONG DYNASTY
the ruyi-shaped headrest supported on a recumbent tiger, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze with russet stripes
18.4 cm, 7 1/4  in.
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Catalogue 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 in these rooms, 30th November/1st December 2017, lot 468. Compare also a figure of a tortoise and snake and one of a stork perched on rocks in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, illustrated in Brian McElney, Inaugural Exhibition Volume 1, Chinese Ceramics, Bath, 1993, nos 65 and 67.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong