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Title

Water dropper of circular shape with central hole

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

'Doughnut' form


Place where the work was made

Korea


Date

19th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with copper red monochrome glaze


Dimensions

3.7 x 8.7 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

343.1993



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.).