About this object

History of use

Water droppers serve as containers for water used in doing calligraphy.

Cultural context

for holding water

Physical description

Bronze water dropper with dark brown patina mixed with black. 4 lobed shape, with flat base and top, straight sides. Upper surface has vertical projecting rim, surface covered with overall circular indentations and raised lion and flower design in high relief. Other surface smooth. Round hole in upper surface between lion and flower; second hole at rim with protruding tube.