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  • Porcelain Pillow in the shape of a Reclining Boy, Ding Ware

    Past Highlights: Porcelain Pillow in the shape of a Reclining Boy, Ding Ware

    Northern Song, 960 - 1127 AD
    Song; Chinese Ceramics, 2003

    The subject matter of young boys at play or rest was popular in Song ceramics and associated with the theme of fertility and the wish for numerous sons.  The depiction of boys with lotus flowers or leaves forms the rebus lian zi, or 'successive sons'.

    Length: 20cm