Jar

  • Stoneware with iron pigment under clear glaze
  • 3.8 x 4.2 x 4.2 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Origin: Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Provenance: Sukhothai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.42

Description

Small jar with tall straight neck, spherical body, and small flat base.
Clay: coarse, buff with black speckles.
Glaze: clear, lustrous, reaching below mid-point of body; interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze iron; thick band around neck; two thin lines around shoulder and one thick line around lower body framing panel of four-petal floral figures alternating with leaf sprays.
Mark: none.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (L.A. Cort, 1 August 1995) "Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai" added to attribution and date changed from "13th–15th century" to "15th–16th century."

2. (Louise Cort, 20 May 2008) Based on her research on shipwrecks, Roxanna Brown dates iron-decorated boxes from the Si Satchanalai kilns to the sixteenth century (circa 1520–1570/84) and describes them as the most common shape of that period (Brown 2004).

Changed Date from 15th–16th century to 16th century.

Brown, Roxanna Maude. 2004. "The Ming Gap and Shipwreck Ceramics in Southeast Asia." Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles.

3. (Najiba Choudhury, 10/28/2014) Transferred from the Provenance text field: "Purchased by the donor at a shop in Sukhothai, Thailand, in 1964."


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