Water Dropper in the Form of a Chrysanthemum

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

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

Period:
Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Date:
Late 19th century

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

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

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1897-292

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.