Green and White Glazed Headrest

c. 1650
$1,880 USD
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W: 7.0" D: 4.5" H: 5.5"
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To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. Dating to the late Ming dynasty, this glazed headrest embodies the quiet simplicity of the era. A glassy blue-green glaze drips and pools down the headrest's sides, contrasted by an opaque creme white glaze with a crazed finish. With clean lines and gentle curves, the headrest looks wonderful as a sculptural object placed on a console table or bookcase.

Several antique repairs are visible along the edges of the headrest.

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