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Bowl Dropper

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Date:
1662-1722

Medium:
Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration (Famille jaune)

Dimensions:
4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (11.4 x 19.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 326, Asian Art, third floor

Accession Number:
1955-50-338

Credit Line:
The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955

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Label:
This flower-shaped dish with a hollow stalk handle is a fanciful version of a water dropper. Such dishes were used on a scholar's desk for wetting ink.


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