Spectacular Antique Chinese Qingbai 青白 Porcelain Pillow Incised w/Dragon c1700s

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Seller: carld1846 (6,594) 100%, Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133098151851 Spectacular antique Chinese Qingbai 青白瓷 or Yingqing 影青 glaze porcelain pillow. Circa 1700s. The wonderful pillow has incised dragon and phoenix design. The design is on the concave top, and all four sides. All the incisions are handmade and all of them are different. There are four Chinese characters on the four corners on the top literally saying High pillow has no worries 高枕无忧meaning having a good night sleep. The base is not glazed and showing the material under the glaze. It has jute marks from sitting on the base of the kiln. The pillow has two holes on the bottom. One on each side. They were probably used to hold up the pillow during firing. There is a natural flaw on the top of the pillow. This was probably the reason the pillow was never used. Porcelain ware with flaw like this would have been thrown out as the flaw would be too obvious for wealthy customers. For someone who owned a pillow such as this one would have to be a wealthy merchant. It was not for the common person. I believe this was a funerary pillow i.e. for a deceased person based on the dragon and phoenix design. As stated earlier, the pillow was never used. Qingbai porcelain came from Jiangxi Province during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Qingbai wares were sought after throughout the centuries and they are still popular today. Condition is very good. Please refer to photographs. Measurement: 27 cm (L) x 12 cm (W) x 13.5 cm (H). Weight: 1.89 kilogramme The battery is there for size comparison only. It has nothing to do with the item. 'Most of my collection is one of a kind. I bought the items because I liked it for myself. They were never intended to be resold. Each item has a story and when possible I hand carried in my luggage from all over the world to bring back to Australia. Some of the items have travelled a long way away and some of the items has been with me for 65 years. I am now retired and need to downsize. I will not be able to buy a similar item again and definitely not able to sell it at the same price. If you buy an item from me it most likely is the only one I have. Not only you are buying an item you are also buying 50 years of experience. Thanks for bidding.' I only accept Paypal. I have a 5 business days shipping policy however if I can send earlier I will. Thank you. I am happy to combine postage. Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favourites list! Colour: White, Material: Porcelain, Originating Region: China, Original/Reproduction: Original, Era: 1700s

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