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Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain 'kendi' (water flask) in the form of a winged dragon rising from waves, with dragon's head as spout. Decorated in Swatow style with turquoise, red, green and black overglaze enamels. Bands with ogival panels among diaper patterns around top of neck and floral scrolls at shoulders.
- Made in: Zhangzhou
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Zhangzhou)
- Height: 215 millimetres
- Width: 155 millimetres
- Depth: 139 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Wucai kendi in the form of a winged dragon
Potters decorated this kendi in a twice-fired technique called 五彩 (wucai ‘five colours’) composed of underglaze blue and overglaze colours.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze wucai enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
On display: G95/dc27/sh2
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Object reference number: RRC39667
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