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Chinese SONG Cizhou cream-glazed PILLOW-Provenance

Chinese SONG Cizhou cream-glazed PILLOW-Provenance


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1492: Item # 358666

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deaccessioned from the Manno Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan and purchased @ Christie 
A Chinese stonewear, CIZHOU, SGRAFFITO cream-glazed LOTUS PILLOW; all enclosed within a double brown circle. The base is not glazed. Condition is good, but there is one hairline crack 4.75 inches (12.5 cm) in length between the double brown border and the edge of the pillow (not in the Lotus design area) Circa: Song Dynasty, 960-1279 AD, see Christie's, "Art d'Asia," Catalog, Paris,19/11/2003, Lot #224, page 76. Dimensions are 10" x5" or 25.3 cms. x 13 cms. There is a written appraisal from Christie's in NYC for $5,000-7,000 on Sept. 20, 2005 for a pre-sale (low-high) estimate for this ceramic. PROVENANCE: Deaccenssioned from the Manno Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.