A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI
A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI

MING DYNASTY, LATE 15TH-EARLY 16TH CENTURY

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A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI
MING DYNASTY, LATE 15TH-EARLY 16TH CENTURY
The compressed globular body and the spout are decorated in dark inky blue with leafy scrolling meanders bearing chrysanthemum blossoms below a band of ruyi-heads on the shoulder. The slender neck is decorated with a band of stiff upright leaves below a canted mouth.
4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Mrs. Anne Rudd Collection; Sotheby's London, 14 November 1972, lot 378.
Eskenazi Ltd., London.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.

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Lot Essay

Compare a blue and white kendi of related form and decoration, but of slightly larger size (16 cm. high), dated to the late 15th century, illustrated by J. A. Pope in Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine, Washington, 1956, pl. 69, no. 29.472; and a further example dated to the 15th-early 16th century, but with a reduced neck, illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, vol. II, Yuan and Ming Porcelains, London, 1986, pp. #546-47, no. 668.

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