Lot 173: Six dynasties 222-589 Glazed Scholars Water Dropper

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Description: Evaluated by Dr. Qing Chang, PhD as Six Dynasties 222-589 AD, Chinese sienna (yellow-brown) glazed pottery Scholars' Water Dropper. The bottom is not glazed. There are 3 Chinese characters at the bottom. The character "" or "dui4" (pinyin) literally means "right" or "correct," or a pair, or toward something and is often used that way, but it is most commonly used in a way similar to the way English speakers say "yes," or "yeah." Another possible explanation of dui character is - it should not have any meaning toward scholar's study or studio, but contains a meaning of the potter or a collector, for them to record something or remember something. Height: 45 mm. Diameter at widest part: 65 mm. Diameter at the bottom: 34 mm. Weight: 3.5 oz. = 100 g. A water-dropper was used to dilute the cake of ink on the ink-stone to the right consistency for use in painting or calligraphy ('beautiful writing'). Evaluated by Dr. Qing Chang, PhD. References: Six Dynasties (Chinese: ; Pinyin: Liù Cháo; 220 or 222 - 589[1]) is a collective noun for six Chinese dynasties during the periods of the Three Kingdoms (220280 AD), Jin Dynasty (265420), and Southern and Northern Dynasties (420589). This era immediately followed the fall of the Han Dynasty in 220 AD, and was an era of disunity, instability and warfare. The era ended when Emperor Wen of Sui reunified Southern and Northern China and the Sui Dynasty began.
Condition: Perfect, some wear at the bottom, no defects;
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