Frog-Shaped Pouring Vessel (Kendi) Period: Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620) Date: late 16th–early 17th century Culture: China Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware) Dimensions: H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); D. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
1862 British Ewer at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Originally intended for hand-washing before a meal, by Renaissance times ewer and basins were display pieces indicative of wealth and status. Their form is here revived to demonstrate Minton's excellence of design and command of the new 'majolica' glazes."