Kendi with molded and stamped decoration

  • Stoneware with copper-green lead glaze
  • 18.2 x 16.5 x 14.8 cm
  • Zhangzhou ware
  • 16th-17th century, Ming dynasty
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.47


Kendi, mold-formed with depressed globular body, tall flaring neck, turned-down lip, slightly splayed foot, recessed base, and mammiform spout on shoulder.
Clay: grey clay.
Glaze: green, glossy, translucent lead-silicate glaze tinted with copper; covers the entire vessel and part of the inside of the tubular neck.
Decoration: molded in low relief, with a row of half chrysanthemum flowers on shoulder, a band of floral scrolls on body bordered by two ridges, and two flower designs on spout.
Marks: a stamped hexagonal swirl on base.

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