Ming Blue and White Porcelain Kendi
Ming Blue and White Porcelain Kendi
Ming Blue and White Porcelain Kendi
Ming Blue and White Porcelain Kendi
Ming Blue and White Porcelain Kendi
Ming Blue and White Porcelain Kendi

Period of WANLI MING (1573-1619)

Ming Blue and White Porcelain Kendi

c. 1620 China

Offered by Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques

£1,450 gbp
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Ming c1620 Blue and White Kraak Kendi painted in panels of various groups of auspicious flowers including a group of aquatic plants with lotus and lily and another with Chrysanthemums and peonies.
kendis are originally water vessels and the name is derived from the Indian word 'kundika'. They are extremely popular throughout southeast Asia and the Middle East
Although originally they were primarily a drinking vessel with the popularity of tobacco and its widespread use in the Middle East from the start of the 17th century the Persians imported them in large numbers where they were used as 'nargileh' or water pipes
Unusual decoration with flowers in the panels an excellent example of a Ming Kraak Kendi
Overall very good minor frits to the rim and a small discoloured hairline under the glaze as a firing flaw
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Dimensions
External Height 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Stock Code
5999
Medium
Porcelain
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