Square water dropper with sketchily drawn landscape scenes
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.
Square with landscape scene
Place where the work was made
Joseon dynasty 1392 - 1897 → Korea
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
3.3 x 6.4 x 6.5 cm
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1993
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Beyond Words: Calligraphic Traditions of Asia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Aug 2016–30 Apr 2017
Referenced in 1 publication
The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 186 (colour illus.).