Blue And White Ring-Shaped Water Dropper

Choson Dynasty- 19th century
D: 11cm.

• Private Japanese Collection.

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To prepare ink for calligraphy or painting, a Joseon scholar might have used this instrument to drip water onto an ink-stone for grinding an ink-stick. Porcelain water droppers, often in whimsical shapes and with or without painted decoration, were fashionable during the nineteenth century.

• A similar water dropper is in the Metropolitan Museum: Accession Number:2004.554