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Blue-and-White Water Dropper in the shape of a fish

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Blue-and-White Water Dropper in the shape of a fish


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
late 19th century

Medium & Support
porcelain with blue underglaze painting

1 3/16 x 3 x 3 in. (3 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

Physical Description
This carp-shaped water dropper is unique in that its tail is larger than those of many similar vessels. The vessel was entirely glazed including the base and retains wide marks of refractory spurs in three places. This is one of many figurative water droppers produced in large quantities within the vicinity of Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, and Yeoju-si in Gyeonggi-do in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.184]

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
water dropper

Collection Area

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calligraphy (process)
fish (animals)
porcelain (visual works)
vessels (containers)

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