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Late 19th Century Chinese Brown Glazed Cat Headrest

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To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat wearing a studded collar and cloaked in a warm tawny glaze. Credited with a power to protect against evil spirits, perhaps for its ability to see in the dark, the cat is the ideal guardian for a headrest pillow, protecting its owner while she dreams.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.5 in. x W 10.4 in. x D 4 in.H 13.97 cm x W 26.42 cm x D 10.16 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    BJGG031A
  • Reference Number
    LU820013099841
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