Kendi with molded decoration

  • Stoneware with iron and white glazes
  • 18.4 x 16.6 x 14.7 cm
  • Zhangzhou ware
  • 16th-17th century, Ming dynasty
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.48


Kendi, molded with depressed globular body, tall flaring neck, turned-down lip, slightly splayed foot, recessed base, and bulbous spout on shoulder. Scars from three stacking supports on base of footring.
Clay: grey clay.
Glaze: brown iron glaze covering the body and base; bluish-green glaze covering the tubular neck completely on the outside and partially on the inside.
Decoration: molded in low relief, with a row of hexagonal motifs on shoulder, dragon designs on body bordered by two ridges, and two flower designs on spout.

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