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An image of Kendi by Kraak ware
Alternate image of Kendi by Kraak ware

Kraak ware

(China  – )

Title
Kendi
Other titles:
Ewer
Place of origin
China
Period
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
Year
circa 1600-1610
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions

17.0 x 13.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
208.1983
Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

Two distinctive features of this classic Kraak ware 'kendi' are the thin, long spout and the star-shaped mouth rim - these resulted in the pieces being referred to as 'pomegranate ewers'. The spout is attached to the body with leaves moulded in relief.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.139.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 139 (colour illus.).