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Ming blue and white kendi

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Category
Period
Reference
6146
Framed Height
26 cm (10 1/4")
Late Ming c1600 - Made during the Emperor Wanli's - Blue and White porcelain kendi with white metal mounts (all probability Silver)
Excellent colour painting and decoration of a kendi which was made for the middle eastern market. It is painted in panels which alternate between either auspicious flowers or precious objects
Kendis were based on a Persian metal ware shape and were drinking vessels like the modern day Sangria pourers. The market for Kendis to begin with was predominately with in Islamic communities in the Middle East, India or the small community in China. With the East India Companies of the Netherlands and Britain some came to Europe where they were seen as exotic
The silver mounts have been added later later
Framed Height
26 cm (10 1/4")
Year
c 1600
Medium
Porcelain and Silver
Country
China
Provenance
Single owner collection in Britain
Condition
What is visible is very good although cant tell under the silver. Glaze lines to the base