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Chinese porcelain blue and white pierced head rest – pillow

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Porcelain pillows first appeared in the Sui Dynasty (581-618), and their mass production began in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Porcelain pillows reached the height in terms of production and use in the Song, Jin and Yuan dynasties (10th-14th century) and gradually phased out with the emergence of better pillow-making materials in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911).

This wonderful Chinese porcelain blue and white decorated pierced head rest/pillow most likely dates from the 1900's.

They were considered to be therapeutic, as they provided a way of keeping cool before air conditioning was invented.

The shape is designed to support the neck while sleeping on the back.

This pillow measures 3" high, 8" wide and 4 1/2" deep.

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Inventory #26105

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