Ho Ho Boy Headrest

c. 1900
$980 USD
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Dimensions
W: 10.0" D: 4.5" H: 4.75"
Materials
Ceramic
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CJSR002
Estimated Shipping
$38

To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. This headrest is shaped in the form of a baby boy, a motif commonly termed "ho ho boy." Children were a popular motif in Chinese art and furniture, and were considered lucky talismans, especially for prospective parents. This ho ho boy headrest may have once been used by a pregnant woman, hoping the pillow would give her dreams of a healthy baby. A monochrome white glaze sheets across the exterior and pools in the folds of the sleeping child's clothes.

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