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Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4 x 9.9 x 5.8 cm (1 9/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Style:
Sawankhalok ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
Date:
early 15th-16th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Description:
Shape: Roughly one-fifth to one-quarter of a small (approximately 10-cm diameter) iron-brown glazed bowl. The shard presents a complete cross-section of the original bowl from footring to rim. The piece is well potted with a delicately everted rim and a finely carved footring. Wheel-thrown. Tubular support scar on the base.
Clay: The body is composed of a moderately coarse gray clay with many small, dark inclusions and a few air pockets. The body has burned a light brick-red where it was exposed to the kiln atmosphere during firing.
Glaze: The rich chocolate-brown glaze extends all the way to the footring. The glaze on the exterior of the bowl is moderately discolored indicating a problem in firing. There are a few pinholes in the glaze.
Decoration: None.
Provenance:
To 1956
Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980), collected in Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai (Sawankhalok), Thailand. [1]
From 1956
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Nelson Spinks. [2]
Notes:
[1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.
[2] See note 1.
Collection:
Freer Study Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980)
Topic:
Sawankhalok ware  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
Accession Number:
FSC-P-420
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye381adc237-ff9e-4182-aacc-50130c8bfaea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-420