Bowl

  • Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 8.4 x 27.2 x 27.2 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 15th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • F1977.21

Description

Bowl, heavily potted, everted foliate rim, foot beveled inward; slightly recessed unglazed base with ring of black residue from tubular firing support. Defects; two lenticular shaped raised areas in paste, perhaps bubbles; one small gritty inclusion in glaze.
Clay: grey porcelanous stoneware with brown speckles (impurities).
Glaze: celadon, pale watery transparent pale blue-green, low gloss, medium crystalline crackle (according to March classification), pooled off-center in bottom, running thin on rim and center bottom. (The gray body showing through gives a grayish surface appearance), runs unevenly onto foot.
Decoration: incised and carved. Triple lines define rim shape; cavetto has an upper decorated band and a plain zone; a deep double line surrounds the bottom which has a central floral medallion. Outside, multiple rings edge the cavetto curve, top and bottom. Deep vertical grooves give the appearance of fluting.


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