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Water Dropper in the Shape of a House

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze blue
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.177
  • Description

    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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