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Chinese Erotic Pillow Book

Given by her mother on her wedding day, a pillow book was meant to teach a young bride about the art of love making. This rare museum-quality 19th century piece is composed of 12 masterfully painted scenarios depicting a new bride and her groom (and their servant) on paper, mounted to a long silk scroll.



Pagoda Red Collection #: BNPB



Many pillow books were destroyed during the early days of Communist China. Most of the surviving erotic scrolls have been cut into individual pieces and sold as small paintings which makes this complete piece even more valuable.

Given by her mother on her wedding day, a pillow book was meant to teach a young bride about the art of love making. This rare museum-quality 19th century piece is composed of 12 masterfully painted scenarios depicting a new bride and her groom (and their servant) on paper, mounted to a long silk scroll.



Pagoda Red Collection #: BNPB



Many pillow books were destroyed during the early days of Communist China. Most of the surviving erotic scrolls have been cut into individual pieces and sold as small paintings which makes this complete piece even more valuable.

Chinese Erotic Pillow Book

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COUNTRY: Northern China
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 19th century
MATERIALS: Pigment on Paper, mounted to Silk
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 14.5 in. (37 cm)
WIDTH: 7 ft. 11 in. (241 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Chicago, IL
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: U0805218200308

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Pagoda Red
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