A Rare and Fine Small Peach Formed Water Dropper:
Korea, Choson, period, 18th -19th Century,
This is a molded as an unusual small peach with two upright leaves carved
in relief to the body and incised with short lines to delineate veins, the stem of
the peach also molded in relief to the body.
It is painted in under glaze cobalt blue with two peach leaves and peach-pink
brushed on the stems and body, applied overall with a blue tinged thick white
glaze, flat circular base unglazed with dirt adhesions. It is in fine condition
with no any damage. It measures 2” h. x 1 3/4” d.
*** see very similar small peach-form water dropper are at Christie’s,
New York, Japanese and Korean Works of Art, March 24, 2003, pl.303
and also March 23, 200, pl.354