16 March 2015
A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
The globular pouring vessel has a lobed body, domed spout and a tall, cylindrical neck that flares toward the top and recedes to the smaller circular mouth. The body is decorated with panels of birds and flowers, beneath a band of small fruit medallions on a diaper ground on the shoulder and tall pointed leaves encircling the neck.
9 ¼ in. (23.3 cm.) high
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Julia B. Curtis, “Transitionware Made Plain: A Wreck in the South China Sea,” Oriental Art, Volume XXXI, No. 2, Summer, 1985, p.171, fig. 19 (left).
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