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Korean water dropper in the form of a haet'ae

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An image of Water dropper in the form of a haet'ae. Unknown pottery, Kwangju, Punwon-ri kilns. This water dropper has the shape of a seated haet'ae, a mythical animal believed to be able to extinguish fires. A hole on the back of the animal serves for filling and another in its mouth for pouring water onto an inkstone. The pupils of the eyes and the mane are emphasised in underglaze-blue. A pale bluish glaze evenly covers the piece. The base is flat and the piece was fired on a fine sandy support. Porcelain, moulded, incised, painted in cobalt-blue, and glazed, height 7.6 cm, length 12.5 cm, circa 1750-1850. Choson Dynasty. Production Note: This piece was probably made at the end of the eighteenth or the beginning of the nineteenth century at Punwon-ri.

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Water dropper in the form of a haet'ae. Unknown pottery, Kwangju, Punwon-ri kilns. This water dropper has the shape of a seated haet'ae, a mythical animal believed to be able to extinguish fires. A hole on the back of the animal serves for filling and another in its mouth for pouring water onto an inkstone. The pupils of the eyes and the mane are emphasised in underglaze-blue. A pale bluish glaze evenly covers the piece. The base is flat and the piece was fired on a fine sandy support. Porcelain, moulded, incised, painted in cobalt-blue, and glazed, height 7.6 cm, length 12.5 cm, circa 1750-1850. Choson Dynasty. Production Note: This piece was probably made at the end of the eighteenth or the beginning of the nineteenth century at Punwon-ri.

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  • Accession Number: C.439-1984
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 158.46kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2013:04:23 02:14:39

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