This rectangular porcelain pillow has an openwork design of two overlapping Chinese coins at one end and a quatrefoil opening at the other, both surrounded by four iron-red bats. On the front face a woman is portrayed in Manchu costume lounging on a garden stool. Behind her a screen door is half-open and beside her are the accoutrements of scholarship. On the back a woman is shown dancing with her arms above her head while a man offers her a gold ingot in a garden setting in the same palette. The narrow sides are painted with antiques. The designs are outlined in black enamel and coloured with famille rose enamels..
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Found/Acquired: China
- Height: 6 centimetres
- Width: 14.5 centimetres
- Depth: 12 centimetres
- Weight: 0.7 kilograms
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Object reference number: RRC5677
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