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15 avril 2016

A dragon tortoise-form stand with cup-form reservoir, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

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Lot 101. A dragon tortoise-form stand with cup-form reservoir, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realised $11,875© Christie's Image Ltd 2016

The large water dropper modeled as a longevity tortoise with an integral extended reservoir base that is carved in low relief with clouds; the central circular reserve for the cup reservoir pierced with six small holes placed to resemble a floret through which flows the water into the body of the turtle water dropper and through the tortoise's mouth when tilted; both parts of the water dropper applied with a glossy transparent glaze

NoteAnother water dropper of this type was sold in these Rooms, 18 March 2014, lot 755.

Christie’s. AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART, 15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

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