Water Dropper in the Shape of a House
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Porcelain with underglaze blue
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2012
This is an uncommon and splendid example of a porcelain water dropper in the shape of a traditional Korean house, with its tiled roof and lattice doors and windows accentuated in cobalt blue. One of the scholarly implements used for writing or painting with ink, porcelain water droppers became widely popular in the nineteenth century.
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