Edo Era, Japan Height: 22 cm. No chips, no cracks and no repairs. Please look at the photos carefully. The'kendi', a drinking water vessel with a bulbous body and 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 Chinese began exporting kendi in the Tang Dynasty.
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. Arita ware (porcelain made around the Arita region) is commonly referred to as'Imari ware' both in Japan and overseas because porcelain products from the region were transported to domestic and overseas markets through the port of Imari, approximately 15 km north of Arita.This beautiful antique artefact is from. The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO JAPAN ARITA IMARI KENDI UNDERGLAZE BLUE PORCELAIN 17TH C" is in sale since Thursday, January 15, 2015.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "eternality" and is located in Malmoe. This item can be shipped worldwide.