Water Dropper in the Form of a Chrysanthemum

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Made in Owari (present-day Aichi Prefecture), Japan, Asia

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Late 19th century

Porcelain with underglaze decoration (Seto ware), "Blue and White"

1 1/4 x 3 1/16 inches (3.1 x 7.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 242, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897

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The water dropper became one of the most personalized and beloved of the accoutrements associated with writing. Artists let their imaginations roam freely in creating compact, often whimsical forms.

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