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Ming Blue and White Chicken headed Water Dropper

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Category
Period
Reference
6147
Framed Height
8 cm (3 1/4")
Chinese 15th century ming blue and white chicken headed water dropper.



The small ewer shaped water dropper has a chicken head and a roosters tail as a handle. The body is painted with flowers and vines.

A chicken or rooster is one of the zodiac animals in Chinese astrology but the chicken is also associated with the woman in Chinese folklore representing a good marriage.

The small water dropper is filled from the top and the water comes from the side of the beak

Wonderful piece and modelled showing great attitude
Framed Height
8 cm (3 1/4")
Year
c 1450
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
private collection
Condition
Perfect small firing flaw to the base