An image of Square water dropper with sketchily drawn landscape scenes

Unknown Artist

Square water dropper with sketchily drawn landscape scenes

Other titles:
Square with landscape scene
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Korea
Period
Korea: Joseon dynasty 1392–1897
Year
19th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions
3.3 x 6.4 x 6.5 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1993
Accession number
342.1993