Water dropper with Pine tree and Plum, White porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt-blue
Ceramics - White Porcelain
Housing - Daily Utensils - Stationary - ink-stone water
H. 7.7 cm
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Buncheong Ware and White Porcelain Gallery
Known to have been excavated from an ancient tomb in Chang-dong in Dobong-gu, Seoul, this white porcelain water dropper has the shape of a peach. Its simple, stable form and nicely protruded peak suggest that it was made during the early Joseon Period. It is decorated with a cobalt blue line encircling the belly and a pine spray combined with the stump of a plum tree painted above it. The rough but artistically confident brush strokes are admirably characteristic of the dignified style of early blue-and-white porcelain wares produced in Korea.