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A Large Blue and White Hexagonal Porcelain Waterdropper
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A Large Blue and White Hexagonal Porcelain Waterdropper

JOSEON DYNASTY (19TH CENTURY)

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A Large Blue and White Hexagonal Porcelain Waterdropper Joseon dynasty (19th century) The pointed joins of each of the eight facets rising from a bracket foot to the flat top, which is painted in underglaze blue with bamboo and blossoming plum, the exterior decorated in underglaze blue with four-character lines of a poem and the whole applied with a blue-tinged transparent glaze; moulded with a side spout and pierced with a central air hole on the top, shallow recessed base glazed 2 7/8in. (7.3cm.) high; 4 7/8in. (12.5cm.) diameter

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For other waterdroppers of this type, see Hanguk misul yicheunnyeun 2000 Years of Korean Arts, exh. cat. (Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 1973), nos. 404, 410; Joseon sidae munbang chegu [Byonjo Kunnip Cheungang Pangmulgwan] The Elegant Beauty of Choson Scholars' Studies (Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 1992), no. 400.

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