• Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 3.7 x 5 x 5 cm
  • San Kamphaeng ware
  • 14th-16th century, Lan Na period
  • Origin: San Kamphaeng, Chiang Rai province, Thailand
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.33


Small jar with upright neck, carinated shoulder, and flat base.
Clay: sandy stoneware, dark brown on surface, gray in core.
Glaze: iron-brown, thin, matte, heavily abraded and decomposed; stopping on outside just below shoulder; interior unglazed.
Decoration: none.
Mark: none.
Condition: old chips in rim.

Curatorial Remarks

1.  (L.A. Cort, 13 June 1995) "Ware: San Kamphaeng," "Historical region: Lan Na" and "Chiang Mai province, San Kamphaeng" added to attribution.

2.  (Louise Cort, 2 June 2008) According to Don Hein, in Washington to deliver the Pope Memorial Lecture, this jar is Sawankhalok ware and dates to the MON (Most Original Node, thirteenth century) or TRSW (Transitional Stoneware, late fourteenth-fifteenth century) phase of production. Huge quantities of such jars were made and glazed with both iron and celadon glazes.

3. (Najiba Choudhury, 10/28/2014) Transferred from the Provenance text field: "Collected by the donor at San Kamphaeng, Thailand, in 1963."

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