East Asian Art
Water DropperMade in Korea, Asia
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue, iron oxide brown, and copper red decoration
2003-133-16Bequest of Colonel Stephen McCormick, 2003
LabelA water dropper was an essential utensil for a literati man of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). It was used to add water, by small drops, to an inkstone while grinding an ink stick. This example is unusually accentuated with cobalt blue, iron oxide brown, and copper red pigments under the glaze.
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