Korean Yi FAN-shaped B&W Water Dropper 19th C Korea
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Fine Yi 19th century fan-shaped water dropper , the top painted in underglaze cobalt-blue and copper-red with foliage, a flower and an approaching dragon-fly. A lso with cobalt-blue calligraphy on the four sides and copper-red accents on the two spouts, overall covered by a glossy clear glaze, wide 11 cm and high 3,5 cm, weight 152 gram. The base with sandy accumulations from the kiln and a large chip ( see picture 8)Calligraphy in hanja (Chinese characters) and han'gûl (Korean script) alike requires the writer to use a water dropper. Before writing with a brush, one grinds an inkstick on an inkstone with a few drops of water to prepare the ink. Water droppers are used for the purpose and they take the form of a receptacle with one hole for filling and another for pouring. Shipping to Europe will be 18 USD and to the rest of the world 32 USD. This is the fee for registered and insured shipping by TNT Post of parcels from 1 to 2000 gram. Items can be combined for the actual shipping fee.