A Cizhou Type Painted 'bugs & plants' Pillow

金代 磁州窑系 “封诸侯”纹 瓷枕

Jin dynasty, 13th century


Cizhou Type of Shanxi Province 山西窑口


Width 29 cm, Height 8,6 cm.


The octagonal faceted body with slightly dished top, carved through the white slip with two leafy stems, a bug flying amongst on atop, all reserved on punched ground, similarly carved to the sides with panels of flowers, covered overall with a glaze of ivory tone.


Further Images




'Freedom of Clay and Brush through Seven Centuries in Northern China; Tz'u-chou Type Wares, 960 - 1600 A.D.'

Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1980-81.


Yeung Wing Tak

'Chinese Ceramic Pillows From Yeung Wing Tak Collection'

The Museum Of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1984