An Yixing water dropper


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18th/19th century

The waterdropper is naturalistically formed as a peach and is moulded with a leafy branch ending into a spout which is partly covered with a transparant glaze. The stoneware is of an even purplish-brown colour.
7.5 cm wide

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Jan Habbema, acquired in Indonesia prior to 1936, thence by descent in the family. Jan Habbema formed a vast collection of Chinese art whilst stationed as a Dutch high official in Bojonegoro, Indonesia, until 1936.

Ceramics > Early Ceramics