Jin Dynasty 1115 – 1234,
(Stamped) : Zhang Family
Width: 26.5 cm
Japanese Private Collection Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, November 2018, lot number 404 Important North American Collection
Published:Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, November 2018, lot number 404
Weisbrod 50th Year Exhibition, Hong Kong, 2021-22, number 24.
The high oval shaped pillow bears a quatrefoil top surface, painted in dark brown on the lighter cream coloured slip, with a semi-reclining tiger resting his head on crossed front paws, looking back toward its own long snake-like tail, amongst a grassy and rocky landscape with with a leafy branch growing out of the rocks.
The sides are painted with a scrolling design, and the unglazed base bears a Zhang family seal impressed in the ceramic prior to firing.