Toad water dropper

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Toad water dropper

No: 0040

Date: Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE)
Material: ceramic
Height: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

A water dropper in the shape of a toad, covered in a black-brown glaze with molded eyebrows, eyes and spots on the skin. The back of the toad is open to hold water, the mouth is open and is where the water drips out. Covered with little raised dots.

Photo 1 by Maria Paula Armelin, Photo 2 by Brita Helgesen

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