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    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 234

    A LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE ELEPHANT KENDI

    WANLI PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE ELEPHANT KENDI
    WANLI PERIOD
    Modelled standing, its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle painted to both sides with a horse
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


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    Several elephant kendis are illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. II, pp. 729 and 730; and two further elephant kendis by M. Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, A Moment in the History of Trade, London, 1989, pp.180-1, pls. 231 and 232. An example also found in the Hodroff Collection is currently being exhibited and is illustrated by R.W. Fuchs, Made in China, Winterthur, 2005, p. 141, pl. 90. Also see anon. sale, Christie's, London, 11 July 2006, lot 122 and anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 17 June 1998, lot 310.