BFE 59 An unusual blue and white kendi with hare mark


Wanli period (1573-1620)

The kendi has a globular body, mammiform spout and is surmounted by a slightly waisted cylindrical neck with disc-shaped top. The body is painted with three shaped panels of a flowerhead growing from a leafy branch reserved in white on a blue ground and divided by cloud clusters. The spout has two further flowering branches. The neck is surrounded by a toothed border below overlapping petals. The neck is painted with stylised dragons with feathery tails reserved on a blue ground. The base has a hare mark reserved on a blue splash within a double line circle
17 cm high

 

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