An Iron-Decorated Waterdropper in the Form of a House
An Iron-Decorated Waterdropper in the Form of a House

JOSEON DYNASTY (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

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An Iron-Decorated Waterdropper in the Form of a House
Joseon dynasty (late 19th century)
Of square section modelled as a dwelling with upturned, ridged roof, four columnar corner pillars and inset side walls, each incised with crossed lines to indicate windows; the whole save the four square feet applied with iron-oxide underglaze and coated with a thin transparent overglaze; circular spout pierced in one corner of roof top, air hole pierced in center of roof beam
2¾ x 2 5/8 x 3¼in. (7.2 x 6.8 x 8.1cm.)

Lot Essay

For a house-form waterdropper decorated in iron-oxide glaze, see G. St. G. M. Gompertz, Korean Pottery & Porcelain of the Yi Period (London: Faber and Faber, 1968), no. 115a.
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