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SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

A RARE 'CIZHOU'-TYPE WHITE-GLAZED 'LION' PILLOW
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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693

SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

A RARE 'CIZHOU'-TYPE WHITE-GLAZED 'LION' PILLOW
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE 'CIZHOU'-TYPE WHITE-GLAZED 'LION' PILLOW
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY 
well modeled in a recumbent pose, the head with furrowed brows and protruding eyes accentuated with dark-brown slip, resting alertly on the extended front paws, the flowing mane swept back to either side and the long tail curling to one side along the back haunches, the slightly concave top elegantly incised with foliate scrollwork, the creamy-white slip covered with a transparent glaze, the base unglazed
Length 12 5/8  in., 32 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858-1937).
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in memory of her sister Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924 (acc. no. 1924.304).

Catalogue Note

A closely related example to the present lion-form pillow is in the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo and illustrated in Charm of Black & White Ware: Transition of Cizhou-Type Wares, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Osaka, 2002, pl. 2-9.

Important Chinese Art

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