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)
Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
early 15th-16th century
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.
Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980), collected in Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai (Sawankhalok), Thailand. 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Nelson Spinks. 
 See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.