This is rare bean shaped black glazed cizhou pillow from the Song - Jin Dynasty. It is rare because only a handful of black glazed cizhou pillow are known to be in existence. The outline on the pillow shows clearly how the pillow is being constructed. The bean shaped pillow has a flat base rising straight up to another layer of uneven flatten top piece. Behind the back of the pillow, there is a small hold to let the hot air out during the firing of the pillow.
There is no repair or restoration. The glaze shows patches of iridescent silvery and oxidise pertina on several places as shown in the photographs. There are degradation, chips & minor losses, abrasions, as a consequence of long period of burial and subsequent cleaning.
The dimension of the Song - Jin Dynasty bean shaped cizhou glazed pillow is: the Height is 9.0cm, Width is 14.1cm and the Length is 27.1cm.