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Title

Kendi

circa 1600-1610

Artist

Kraak ware

China

  • Details

    Other Title
    Ewer
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
    Date
    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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    208.1983
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Kraak ware

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    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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