container (containers)

Porcelain water dropper with a removable lid, used for mixing ink on a writing table. The pot is rectangular in shape, with a spout at the front. The lid has threefunnel-shaped openings in it to hold brushes. The pot and lid are decorated with painted floral designs, which also feature birds on the left and right sides. The front and back sides have inscriptions.

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