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Kendi

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1107-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 5

Physical description

Kendi of porcelain. Bulbous body, narrow neck, bulbous mouthpiece projecting from the shoulder. Painted in overglaze enamels with a little gilding. Branches of a plum-tree on a black ground. The body vertically fluted, with four lobed panels reserved in the fluting, containing each a bird on a plum-tree. The neck slightly cut down, the mouthpiece mounted with metal and a cork stopper.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1662-1722 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Diameter: 17.1 cm

Descriptive line

Kendi, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded; China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Prunus tree; Birds

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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