A Very Rare/Fine Korean Iron-Brown Hae-Tae (Sea Lion) Water Dropper-19th C.: $1500. Korea, Joseon dynasty, late 19th century.
An unusually very details carved the whole surface (body) is in the form of the Hae-Tae (sea lion) which is head-up seating with a long curling tail, front and back feet and legs with curl long hairs, its open round jaw forming the spout, decorated in iron-brown to long head-hairs and in blue to the ears, the body glazed with thin blue tinged white, partially glazed on the flat base. It’s in very fine condition without any repairs or cracks.
It measures10.5cm long x 9.5m high (4 1/8” x 3 3/4”).
***An almost identical hae-tae water dropper see at I-Auction, Seoul. see photo #6.