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Subject:Asian porcelain game, musical instrument or culinary machine
Posted By: Billy D Thu, Jun 07, 2018 IP: 2600:8805:8001:20d0:

Can anyone identify what this thing is?



Subject:Re: Asian porcelain game, musical instrument or culinary machine
Posted By: Arjan Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Hi Billy D,

It's a Japanese pillow. Please scroll down on the linked page to see a simular one.
http://www.tokyojinja.com/tag/japanese-porcelain/

regards,

Arjan

Subject:Re: Asian porcelain game, musical instrument or culinary machine
Posted By: mikeoz Mon, Jun 11, 2018

I'd say that the one in the picture on tokyojinja is identical to this. You can see the pattern on the feet, and there is just enough of the side decoration visible to convince me these are the same.

Dear Arjan, you might have warned us that we had to scroll down a long long way!

Regards,

mikeoz

Subject:Re: Asian porcelain game, musical instrument or culinary machine
Posted By: Arjan Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Sorry Mike :-)

Subject:Re: Asian porcelain game, musical instrument or culinary machine
Posted By: Billy D Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Yes! Of course it is a pillow, very similar to Chinese pillow. I think they must have had little sleep or very hard heads, as they all seem so uncomfortable. I am surprised that with all their great inventions and an abundance of poultry why they never came up with a feather pillow? They even invented silk so they could have made nice soft pillowcases. Guess they were accustomed to this pillow and if it ain't broke, why fix it.

Subject:Re: Asian porcelain game, musical instrument or culinary machine
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Sun, Jun 10, 2018

No clue, but it seems to be leaning towards Korean/Japanese
I am sure that someone on this forum will know.
Ernest


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