Blue and White Cat Headrest

c. 1900
$980 USD
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Dimensions
W: 12.0" D: 5.5" H: 6.0"
Materials
Porcelain
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Collection #
BJGG031E
Estimated Shipping
$50

To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat, with whiskers and fur playfully painted in the blue-and-white style. Credited with a power to protect against evil spirits, perhaps for its ability to see in the dark, the cat is the ideal guardian for a headrest pillow, protecting its owner while she dreams.

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