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Blue-and-white water dropper with floral design


Artwork Details

Blue-and-white water dropper with floral design
late 19th century
porcelain with blue underglaze painting
1 1/2 x 3 11/16 x 3 11/16 in. (3.8 x 9.3 x 9.3 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


Maribeth Graybill, The Enduring Art of the Korean Potter, December 12, 2004-November 6, 2005

Physical Description:

A large amount of stationery was produced in Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do at the end of the 19th century. Demand for water dropper was particularly high, thus it was produced in various forms with diverse designs. The top of this round water dropper is decorated by painting lotus flower and buds. Its background color is a slightly dark shade of blue-gray, while the lotus design is also rendered in opaque blue color with gray tints. Its foot was entirely glazed and shows traces of a fine sand support. It is perfectly preserved without damage.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.182]

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