Stoneware head rest of rectangular form with imitation moulded basketwork. The head rest has black and brown glaze. There are floral motifs on four sides, with impressed cartouches on the square ends.
- 1912-1949 (dated 1056)
- Made in: China
- Height: 112 millimetres
- Width: 187 millimetres
- Depth: 112 millimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription TransliterationZhang jia
Inscription TranslationMade by the Zhang family
Inscription TransliterationZhihe san nian
Inscription Translation‘Third year of Zhehe [AD 1056].
Published PDF date : AD 1056Room 95 label text:
Jin or Liao copy head rest
This pillow is a real hybrid. Its form copies a Jin or Liao pillow, yet it has the apocryphal Northern Song date 至和三年 (Zhihe san nian ‘Third year of Zhehe [AD 1056]) and the Cizhou pillow makers’ mark 張傢□ (Zhang jia, Zhang family).
Stoneware moulded with iron black and brown glazes
Republican period, AD 1912–1949
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Object reference number: RRC38726
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