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Water dropper: C.121-1984

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Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown




Water dropper in form of a duck. Stoneware, moulded, carved, incised and celadon glazed. This water dropper is made in the form of a swimming duck, with carved and incised wing and tail feathers, its beak pierced for pouring, with a freely modelled lotus bud and leaf with entwined stems attached on one side, wound across the breast and resting on the bird's back, where the pierced leaf forms and funnel-shaped filler. The overall glaze is of a bright blue-green tone, the base shows three spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

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Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 12.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1905-06-06) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


Koryo Dynasty
1100 - 1200


This reproduction follows a Koryo original; compare the duck in the Kansong Art Museum.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.121-1984
Primary reference Number: 71568
Supplementary schedule: 11
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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