This water vessel is called a kendi. It was made in Delft, Netherlands, in imitation of porcelain examples that were imported from China. Kendis were produced in China, Southeast Asia, and in Japan. The exoticism of kendis made them popular in Europe during the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

Date/Period
17th century
Region
Delft, Netherlands
Dimension
Object size: 16.0 x 11.5 x 13.0 cm
Accession No.
2015-02129
Material
Earthenware
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Ceramics