London, South Kensington
12 May 2015
A BLUE AND WHITE PEACH-FORM WATER DROPPER
TIANQI PERIOD (1621-1627)
The water dropper is painted to the exterior with several butterflies amongst leaves and is applied to one side with a stem forming the handle, and curling around the base to form the circular foot.
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide
With S.Marchant & Son, London, exhibited in Ming Porcelain for Japan, 2008, no.22.
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Compare the current lot to a water dropper of similar form and design illustrated in Ko-sometsuke, Kyoto, 1977, nos. 103 & 104.
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