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Kendi with figure of Hotei
Associated peopleBudai (active 10th century AD) (subject)
Date1660 - 1690
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, mould-made, with polychrome overglaze enamels
Dimensions19.7 x 17 x 14.8 cm max. (height x width x depth)
depth at foot 19.7 x 17 x 9 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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.
Impey, Oliver, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), no. 66 on p. 79, pp. 31 & 78, illus. p. 79