Jack Nelis Antiques

Qianlong Powderblue Kendi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1049766
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A porcelain Kendi with powderblue glaze and decorations in gold, mounted with a silver lid and spout. China, Qianlong (1736-1795). H. 27 cm. Condition: wear to the gold decoration and wear to the silver (see pictures). The silver spout may have had a small lid, that was connected with a chain to the main lid of the Kendi. Note: Many Kendis were exported to Indonesia, it is very well possible that the silver mounts were added there. Provenance: Amsterdam private collection.