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Water dropper: C.22-1962

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Current Location: In storage


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Leaf-shaped Water Dropper. Hard-paste porcelain, enamelled on the biscuit in green and aubergine, and modelled in the form of a large lotus leaf with a frog in the interior.

Leaf-shaped Water Dropper. Hard-paste porcelain decorated on the biscuit with green and aubergine enamels. It is modelled in the form of a large lotus leaf with undulating sides curved round and up beneath the wavy-edged rim, and resting on three small conch-shaped feet. The leaf is enamelled overall in bright green with incised veining on both the interior and underside. A short stippled hollow stalk rises up one side from the base to act as a pourer, the aperture on the interior is concealed by a small model of a frog in greyish aubergine. The wooden stand is also in the form of a lotus leaf.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Honorable Lady Ward

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.2 cm
Height: 4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1962-10-18) by Ward, The Hon Lady


Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Circa 1662 - Circa 1722

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green and aubergine)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Modelled : Hard-paste porcelain, modelled, applied, and enamelled on the biscuit in green and aubergine
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-1962
Primary reference Number: 73253
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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