Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Provence, China
found in Bukittingi, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Kendi 17th century
underglaze blue decorated porcelain, silver mounts
17.2 x 21.0 x 9.5 cm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
With its tall neck and full body, the style of this pouring vessel was informed by the shape of Middle Eastern and South Asian metal ewers. Its floral decoration may have been inspired by a type of ornamentation fashionable in Iran at the time of its production.