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Blue-and-White Water Dropper in the shape of a fish


Artwork Details

Blue-and-White Water Dropper in the shape of a fish
late 19th century
porcelain with blue underglaze painting
1 3/16 x 3 x 3 in. (3 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

On Display

Not currently on display


Physical Description:

This carp-shaped water dropper is unique in that its tail is larger than those of many similar vessels. The vessel was entirely glazed including the base and retains wide marks of refractory spurs in three places. This is one of many figurative water droppers produced in large quantities within the vicinity of Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, and Yeoju-si in Gyeonggi-do in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.184]

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