20 March 2013
An Iron- and Blue-decorated Bird-Form Porcelain Water Dropper
Joseon dynasty (19th century)
Painted around the oval perimeter of each wing with dots of underglaze iron and the eyes indicated by a circled dot of underglaze blue, the beak applied with an iron stripe, all beneath a shiny transparent glaze ending at the flat, circular base; spout drilled in the bird's cylindrical beak
4 9/16in. (11.5cm.) long; 2 5/16in. (5.9cm.) high
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For another water dropper, see Korai bijutsukan sakuhin meiroku Koryo Museum of Art Collection (Kyoto: Koryo Museum of Art, 2003), pl. 74.
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