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Water Dropper in the Form of a Bird

Made by the Kairakuyen Potteries, Japan

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Date:
19th century

Medium:
Glazed porcelain

Dimensions:
2 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches (5.4 x 9.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1903-148

Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Edward Schulze Vanderslice, 1903

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Label:
Water droppers are used to pour small amounts of water onto an inkstone while making ink. Their shapes are often playful.