A rare elephant kendi Wanli
Lot 315
A rare Ming blue and white elephant kendi Wanli
Sold for £19,120 (US$ 31,360) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Ming blue and white elephant kendi Wanli
A rare Ming blue and white elephant kendi
Wanli
Realistically modelled and painted recumbent with head raised, wearing a large fringed saddle cloth secured around the chest and haunches with straps hung with pendent tassells, all supporting a vase-shaped aperture (restored rim chip),
14cm.(5 1/2in.) long

Footnotes

  • For similar examples of this rare kendi, see R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol.II, p.460; for another, see Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol.1, no.991; and for another, see C.J.A.Jorg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, p.68, no.55, where the author notes that examples were found on the Witte Leeuw (1613) a cargo bound for the Netherlands
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