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Water dropper: C.4-1989

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Unknown (Pottery)


Water dropper with chrysanthemum spray and inscription. Porcelain, slab-built, painted in cobalt-blue and glazed. The barbed seven-sided piece has a flat top and straight vertical sides, with a small (restored) spout on one side and a hole for filling in the middle. The top is painted in underglaze-blue with a chrysanthemum spray with four blooms and bordered by a curly line, the sides are inscribed with the six characters angnyu sumun y'ungnyu, which can be translated `willow is overhanging the gate, drifting in the wind.' The flat base is unglazed.


History note: Unknown before donor

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Gompertz Gift

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


19th century
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1800 - 1900 1900

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of glaze cobalt-blue Water Dropper: composed of porcelain Height 3.3 cm Width 7.2 cm Width 8.0 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1989
Primary reference Number: 16506
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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