Jar

  • Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 26.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Possibly Lampang ware
  • 15th-16th century, Lan Na period
  • Origin: possibly Lampang kilns, Lampang province, Northern Thailand
  • Provenance: Bangkok or Lanna (Northern Thailand), Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.213

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 13 December 2004) According to Victor and Taka Hauge, when we collected this jar from the Hauges' home on 24 November 2004, this jar is from a Northern Thai kiln (possibly Lampang). It was acquired either in Bangkok or in Lan Na (Northern Thailand) [by Victor Hauge when traveling with Kraisri Nimmanahaeminda to visit Northern Thai kiln sites].

2. (Louise Cort, 12 October 2005) Comments from Morimoto Asako, archaeologist specializing in Vietnamese and Chinese ceramics recovered from Hakata [Fukuoka], Short-term Visitor to study the Hauge collection:

Repaired with a sherd from another jar. The base is a new replacement. The body as a whole was broken into parts (in the process of recovery?) and repaired. Light brown sandy clay, coiled and thrown. The glaze was applied with a brush in horizontal bands. What is the pattern of vertical parallel lines on the upper two-thirds of the body?

Compare S2005.212—from the same kiln, with the same "pattern" of vertically-oriented closely-spaced arcs on the walls. On that jar, the base was trimmed after the glaze was applied. Was the vertical "combing" on the walls also intended to control the flow of a runny iron glaze?

3. (Louise Cort, 17 October 2005) If not made at the Lampang kilns, this jar could be from the San Kamphaeng kilns. The approach to glaze application is also seen on various jar forms identified with San Kamphaeng.


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