chinese porcelain kendi

by mona
(beirut lebanon)

Hi Peter,
Can you tell me about this above item. it measures 11 1/4" high and 6 1/4" diameter. it has been professionally repaired. no mark underneath. does it still value when broken and repaired?Thank you for your valuable comments.
Mona

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Jan 18, 2011
chinese porcelain kendi
by: mona

Hi Peter,
I took some close ups pix with my home camera. the porcelain is not dull. the flash doesn't help to catch the brightness of the porcelain.it is handpainted and feel very smooth to the hand.the yellow layer,I believe is what ever they used in the old days to stick it back together and this is what is making a thin yellowish layer with the time.I think if I take a smooth scraper I could remove it. should I?Thank you for your kind comments.Mona

Jan 17, 2011
kendi
by: peter

Hi Mona,
Some closeup details of the blue and white decoration and bottom would be required.

From these pictures it looks as if the glaze is very dull. This is often a sign of a fake. Is it handpainted? And, what is that yellowish stuff in the blue decoration? This needs also be visible clearly.

Yes, ceramic items have still some value after repair. But, it depends also on the quality of the restoration, I suppose. Some professional restorers can make repairs virtually invisible.

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