A pair of blue and white kendi, Wanli 1572/1620.

The compressed globular bodies are freely painted with compartments of sea horses, peony and a Buddhist motif, framed within double line borders, the shoulders are painted with chrysanthemum panels reserved on a trellis ground, the mammiform spout with three further compartments enclosing flowers and a precious object, the whole surmounted by a flanged slightly flared neck decorated with an insect and blossoming prunus, the short mouthrim is encircled by a collar of lappets, 20cm.


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