Period: Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date: mid-19th century
Medium: Porcelain with openwork design
Dimensions: H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credit Line: Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number: 11.142.1
Scholarly men of the Joseon dynasty collected and used tasteful accessories, such as this piece and the water droppers, for writing or painting. The lotus is an emblem of the Confucian scholar aptly used here to ornament an object for his study.