Kendi with molded and stamped decoration

Kendi, mold-formed with depressed globular body, tall flaring neck, turned-down lip, slightly splayed foot, recessed base, and mammiform spout on shoulder.
Clay: grey clay.
Glaze: green, glossy, translucent lead-silicate glaze tinted with copper; covers the entire vessel and part of the inside of the tubular neck.
Decoration: molded in low relief, with a row of half chrysanthemum flowers on shoulder, a band of floral scrolls on body bordered by two ridges, and two flower designs on spout.
Marks: a stamped hexagonal swirl on base.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
Medium
Stoneware with copper-green lead glaze
Style
Zhangzhou ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 18.2 x 16.5 x 14.8 cm (7 3/16 x 6 1/2 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Zhangzhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.47
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Kendi

Keywords
China, chrysanthemum, copper-green lead glaze, Hauge collection, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), 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, mold-formed with depressed globular body, tall flaring neck, turned-down lip, slightly splayed foot, recessed base, and mammiform spout on shoulder.
Clay: grey clay.
Glaze: green, glossy, translucent lead-silicate glaze tinted with copper; covers the entire vessel and part of the inside of the tubular neck.
Decoration: molded in low relief, with a row of half chrysanthemum flowers on shoulder, a band of floral scrolls on body bordered by two ridges, and two flower designs on spout.
Marks: a stamped hexagonal swirl on base.

Marking(s)

A stamped hexagonal swirl on the base.

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