A blue and white 'floral' kendi, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period | 清康熙 青花開光花卉紋壺
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A blue and white 'floral' kendi
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period
Height 8 in., 20.3 cm
There is a flake chip to the rim with associated hairline crack measuring approx. 3.5 cm. A small bruise to the rim with associated horizontal hairline, measuring approx. 1.6 cm. Another hairline crack to the rim measuring approx. 3cm. There are some scattered firing imperfections such as kiln gaps and fritting to the rim and neck, with associated touch ups. The tip of the spout with very light bruises. Overall with scattered minor firing imperfections and expected surface wear, consistent with age and use.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Christie's New York, 25th January 2011, lot 34.