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Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Suiteki
Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Suiteki
Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Suiteki
Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Suiteki
Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Suiteki
Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Suiteki
Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Suiteki

Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Suiteki

Regular price $395.00 Sale

Antique Japanese Blue & White Porcelain Suiteki are rare and unique collectibles. This one is from the 19th Century and features a handpainted landscape scene in glazed porcelain. In very good antique condition. Shows expected wear due to age and use.

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DIMENSIONS: 2" W x 2" D x 3.5" H

ORIGIN: Japan

CIRCA: 19th Century

FACTS & HISTORY: Suiteki is a water-dropper (Japanese: 水滴, Hepburn: suiteki, Chinese: 水滴; pinyin: shuǐdī) is a small device used in East Asian calligraphy as a container designed to hold a small amount of water. 

"According to Asian calligraphic traditions, there are “four treasures of the study”: the brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Just as crucial, however, is the humble water dropper, which was used to wet inkstones for use.

During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), calligraphy in Japan was an art form of the ruling class and the literati, and the decorative water dropper became a popular writing accessory, available in a plethora of shapes and sizes, and often inscribed or decorated with literati ideals or motifs."

Source: The Japan Times 'Charm of the Scholar's Desk: Water Droppers of the Joseon Dynasty' 

THE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL CERAMICS, OSAKA 8.16.16