Look at this little guy! What a charmer, resting on his tummy with his head cradled on his shoulder with a peaceful expression on his face and sleepy smile. This is an actual pillow made of Chinese porcelain with the child's head intended to rest on the curve of the porcelain child's back. This exquisite piece is richly glazed with the bottom left unglazed. The porcelain child is wearing an intricately painted jumper of a brightly colored floral design. The eyes and mouth are delicately rendered in black and red and a topknot of hair added for accent. This beautiful porcelain pillow is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or crazing.
This fascinating Chinese porcelain headrest is quite diminutive and weighs just 8.2 ounces, is 6 ½ inches long, 3 ½ inches tall at the head, 2 ½ inches tall at the waist and 2 ½ inches wide. We are not sure of this lovely head rest's age however have seen similar pieces identified as originating from the Early Republic Period 1900 – 1940.
Where this fabulous piece may no longer be desired in service as a pillow, it certainly would make for a unique and interesting addition to any décor or collection.
Thank you for your interest in this vintage Chinese porcelain pillow and please feel free to browse our Ruby Lane exclusive shop, Little River Antiques & Collectibles, for other fabulous finds and treasures including other fine porcelain pieces.
Item ID: S670
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