Kendi with molded decoration

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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.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron and white glazes
Style
Zhangzhou ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 18.4 x 16.6 x 14.7 cm (7 1/4 x 6 9/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Zhangzhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
S2005.48
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Kendi

Keywords
brown and black glaze, China, dragon, flower, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, white glaze, WWII-era provenance, Zhangzhou ware
Provenance

From at least 1975 to 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2005
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005

Notes:

[1] Object file. According to Victor Hauge in January, 2003, he was the buyer of this vessel, possibly in Singapore, most likely at the time when Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Bangkok (1967 to 1972/73) or Saigon (1972/73 to 1975).

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919 - 2013, 1923 - 2015)

Description

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.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum