W50mmxD30mmxH70mm, China

In the old days, every morning the ink will be grind on the inkstone.  Water will be added so the ink stick will be dissolved, water is also added during the day to dilute the ink on the stone.  For the ease of controlling the flow water, the water drip was invented.

This water drip of child and carp figurine which would have been made for children; the composition is a traditional one of blessing, carp being resilient and full of vitality which is what every parents would wish for their child.    Also see our earlier entry for a different form of  water drip .