Blue-and-white kendi with crayfishOn display
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This vessel form was favoured in southeast Asia, and often exported there from China.
Blue-and-white kendi with crayfish
Date2nd half of the 16th century
Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Material and technique
porcelain, with modelled decoration and underglaze painting in cobalt-blue
Dimensions22 x 16 x 14.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
depth at base 22 x 15.5 x 10.6 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.