London, South Kensington
11 November 2005
A blue and white zoomorphic kendi, Wanli
with stylised elephant head terminal and twin spout, wearing a saddle cloth decorated with floral panels on a swastika ground, wood cover -- 6¾in. (17cm) long.
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