An Archaistic 'Mythical Beast' Water Dropper

Teadust-glazed porcelain Length 8 cm (3.1 in.) China - Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735)

The water dropper is potted in the form of a Six Dynasties bronze mythical beast, depicted with its head raised, exposing its protruding snout. The back is decorated with a scrolling archaistic design. The beast stands on four squat legs. The apertures along either side of the mouth allow the water to flow in. The vessel is covered with a teadust glaze ribbing at the extremities and is fired on small spur marks. The piece rests on a shallow zitan silver inlaid stand.

Provenance
Private collection, Japan

EXHIBITOR

Maria Kiang Chinese Art

"Chinese Works of Art"

More about the exhibitor

Please note that the objects shown on the website are for illustration purposes only; it cannot be guaranteed that the objects currently shown on the website will pass TEFAF vetting which takes place shortly prior to the opening of the Fair.

DISCOVER MORE ART