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Celadon Glazed Figural Ceramic Water Dropper

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    Posted 7 years ago

    melaniej
    (707 items)

    Thanks to kyratango for solving this :)
    used for calligraphy
    I learned that you can control the flow of water by putting your finger over the top hole.
    I say a goat.......
    Two holes one on top of the head and one in mouth
    Handle along back of neck
    I can tell you this little guy holds a lot of liquid to be so small
    Found in thrift store.
    4 1/2" tall
    5" long

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    Comments

    1. musikchoo musikchoo, 7 years ago
      Looks like a Chinese Res. Drinking vessel , with the straw hole at top.
    2. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Incense burner or oil burner ?? Cool looking thing looks asian!!
    3. melaniej melaniej, 7 years ago
      Not an oil burner. .
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Hi, chinese scholar water dropper, to melt the ink for calligraphy!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water-dropper_%28calligraphy%29
    5. melaniej melaniej, 7 years ago
      kyratango thank you.....didn't realize it was that or celadon.
      Guess I can mark this solved :) and edit the title.
      Awesome little piece!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the thanks! Forgot to say celadon, but you found it ;-)
      He is a little treasure!

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