A blue and white 'frog' kendi, Ming dynasty, 16th century

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Lot 352.  A blue and white 'frog' kendi, Ming dynasty, 16th Century; Height 20 cm, 7⅞ in. Lot sold: 30,240 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's

naturalistically painted and modelled as a crouching frog, with short spout issuing from its mouth and tall hexagonal trumpet-shaped handle supported on its back.

Provenance: Jorge Welsh London, 13th June 1997.

Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no 297.

Exhibited:  From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017. From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.

Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021