A SWATOW ‘RED AND GREEN’ CHIKEN EWER, KENDI
Ming dynasty, 16th century
9 cm high
Painted in red and green enamels, the globular body decorated with a continuous lotus scroll, the short cylindrical neck with stylised flowers, the handle and mouth shaped as the head and tail of a bird
Provenance: acquired before 1975.
For a similar kendi in the Collection of Malay University, see Khoo Joo Ee, Kendi. Pouring Vessels in the University of Malaya Collection, Oxford 1991, p. 79, n. 95.