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Porcelain water-dropper in form of carefully modelled cicada with legs folded on underside. Insect's markings indicated by different shades of brown glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Width: 68 millimetres
- Depth: 44 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
This small water dropper is modelled in the form of a cicada and is covered in a monochrome iron-brown glaze which has lifted extensively. Sir Percival David appears to have collected this object as an illustration of Chinese scholarly taste. It is remarkably well-modelled underneath showing six legs and other features of the insect in great detail.
Porcelain with iron-brown glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about 1800–1900
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39867
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