East Asian Art
Water Dropper in the Form of a ChrysanthemumMade in Owari (present-day Aichi Prefecture), Japan, Asia
Meiji Period (1868-1912), Late 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
Porcelain with underglaze decoration (Seto ware), "Blue and White"
Currently not on view
1897-292The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897
LabelThe water dropper became one of the most personalized and beloved of the accoutrements associated with writing. Artists let their imaginations roam freely in creating compact, often whimsical forms.