Yixing Waterdropper Yixing water dropper, 19th century. The factory of manufacture is Wen Ji, a late Qing Yixing factory - see closeup of the impressed mark; normally such pieces are unmarked. Circa 1880. Shaped like a conch shell, sitting on two small feet. Excellent patina. Minor chip. Length: 7.5 cm, width 5 cm; height is 5 cm. Undoubtedly used by a Qing scholar or early stage bourgeoisie.