The'kendi', a drinking water vessel with a spout but no handle, is a form distinct to Southeast Asia, where it has a long history. The name is thought to derive originally from the Sanskrit word'kundika' meaning a water vessel, and was an attribute of Hindu and Buddhist deities.
Made in China as early as the Yuan dynasty, it was also known as a'gorgolet' (from the Portuguese'gorgoletta'). The main markets were Indonesia and Malaysia, and Chinese, Japanese and Thai potteries catered to this market, as well as local potteries.
The shape became popular in Europe in the 1600s, as evidenced by its frequent appearance in 17th-century Dutch still life paintings. Very nice blue & White Kendi, 240mm high, Very rare to find.
With a floral scene and a Fenghuang Phoenix. / / Overall Condition: Apart from the spout being replaced by some metal thing (not a good job) it has no further damages. We can not control this.For China (& rest of Asia) & US allow at least 2 to 3 weeks. Depending on the situation it can take up to 1.5 month. This also influences the tracking data shown online. You can follow it at. The item "17C Edo Japanese Porcelain Arita Blue & White Ghendi Kendi Antique Flora" is in sale since Monday, October 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "theceramics_and_collectibles" and is located in Amsterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.