Kendi with silver fittings

  • Porcelain with celadon glaze; silver fittings
  • 25.4 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm
  • Arita ware
  • 1670-1700, Edo period
  • Origin: Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Provenance: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
  • F1986.33


Water vessel with long neck and pouring spout (kendi) and silver fittings.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear pale glaze ("celadon"). Glazed on interior and on base excepting footrim.
Decoration: broadly incised fluting on body (running from shoulder to foot) and on spout (running from shoulder to point of attachment to body).
Mark: none.
Fittings: The wide everted rim of the elongated neck an the tip of the spout are encased in silver and supplied with silver stoppers; the stoppers are connected by a long chain; the silver is decorated by stamping and chasing.

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