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A Cizhou Stoneware Pillow of Northern Song Dynasty

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1492: Item # 798489

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A Cizhou pillow was preserved in very good condition.
When decorated on the frontal side with incised motifs of fishes, flowers and water weeds and by a ring-punched ground, the pillow was left being unglazed at the bottom.
Naturally and vibrantly carved, the motifs were rendered in a dated photographic characteristic which we usually seen in the wares of northern regions of early periods.
They were the images of the fishes and the carving strokes of the plants and also the circled dots on the ground.
The pillow was applied with creamy white slip all over the surface except the bottom which was revealed with auburn body clay.
Charming crackles and sandy-look incursions were yielded at the glaze due to long time of age while the burial dirt was being covered on the bottom side in a firm condition.
One documented inscription