A Cizhou painted bean-shaped pillow with the concave top decorated with flowers within a incised lobed border. The base is left unglazed exposing the reddish-brown buff stoneware.
Song Dynasty (AD 9600-1279).
Cizhou kilns, Southern Hebei, North China.
W 23cm H 12cm
– Formerly in the Carl Kempe collection: Chinese Ceramic Treasures. A Selection from the Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, Including the Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, pl. 57.
– Also illustrated by Anon in ‘The Tectus Collection. Chinese Ceramics’, Stockholm, 1991, pl. 43.