Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Round bottle with two vertical ring handles and carved decoration

  • Stoneware with misfired celadon glaze
  • 14.1 x 15.9 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 15th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.259

Description

Globular bottle with cup-shaped mouth, carved footring and recessed base. Two loop handles on shoulder.
Clay: light grey stoneware with black impurities.
Glaze: celadon, glossy, crackled; whitish with large crackles at one side, possibly underfired; foot and base unglazed.
Decoration: incised rings and downward pointed lotus petals on upper body.


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