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Estimate: 550 GBP   |   Starting price: 460 GBP Price realized: 575 GBP
A SWATOW ‘RED AND GREEN’ CHIKEN EWER, KENDI
Ming dynasty, 16th century


A SWATOW ‘RED AND GREEN’ CHIKEN EWER, KENDI
Ming dynasty, 16th century
9 cm high

Painted in red and green enamels, the globular body decorated with a continuous lotus scroll, the short cylindrical neck with stylised flowers, the handle and mouth shaped as the head and tail of a bird

Provenance: acquired before 1975.


For a similar kendi in the Collection of Malay University, see Khoo Joo Ee, Kendi. Pouring Vessels in the University of Malaya Collection, Oxford 1991, p. 79, n. 95.

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