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Title

Square water dropper with sketchily drawn landscape scenes

19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The simple waterdropper, essential to calligraphy writing and painting, is a form the Korean potters made their own. An amazing varied number of designs and forms were produced, from small pieces such as these to those requiring two hands to lift. Confucianism was the official state doctrine in the Choson dynasty, resulting in an educated class of scholars, known as 'sonbi', who did not yet hold official positions. Waterdroppers such as these were an essential accoutrement of 'sonbi' culture.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.186.


Details


Other Title

Square with landscape scene


Place where the work was made

Korea


Date

19th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with underglaze blue decoration


Dimensions

3.3 x 6.4 x 6.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

342.1993



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 186 (colour illus.).