Bottle with two vertical ring handles

  • Stoneware with white glaze
  • 13.5 x 7.6 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • late 15th-16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Origin: Sawankhalok kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.260

Description

Bottle of ovoid form with angular shoulder, cup-shaped mouth, splayed foot and recessed base. Two ring handles on shoulder.
Clay: light grey stoneware with black inclusions, coarse, oxidized to pinkish red.
Glaze: white, transparent; falls short irregularly at foot, interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: incised bands on the shoulder.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Candy Chan, Research Assistant, May 19, 2003) Si Satchanalai celadon glazed eared bottle of this type were found in the Ko Samui wreck site, belong to Surat Thani province, the Gulf of Thailand. (Green and Harper 1987, 7, fig. 11a).

Green, Jeremy, and Rosemary Harper. 1987. The Maritime Archaeology of Shipwrecks and Ceramics in Southeast Asia. Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Special Publication No. 4. Fremantle: Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology.

2. ( Louise Cort, 14 January 2007) Don Hein associated white-glazed wares in a generally Ming Chinese style with the wares made at Si Satchanalai that he terms LASW (Late Stoneware) (Hein 2001, figs. 43–44). Although Hein is cautious about dating, he suggests that LASW dates to 15th–16th century (Hein 1999, 150).

Changed Date from 14th–mid 16th century to 15th–16th century.

Hein, Don. 2001. "The Sawankhalok Ceramic Industry: from Domestic Enterprise to Regional Entrepreneur". PhD Thesis, Department of Science and Technology, Deakin University, Melbourne.

Hein, Don. 1999. "The First Underglaze Painted Decoration at Sawankhalok: identification of a key influence? (Diqu shouci chuxian de youxia caihui: Taigou taoci tazhan shi shang wailai yingxiang de zhongyao xiansuo?)." Guoli Taiwan daxue Meishushi yanjiu jikan (The Taida Journal of Art History) 7: 137–158.

3. (Louise Cort, 17 February 2008) From shipwreck evidence, Roxanna Brown finds that opaque white glaze appears on objects recovered from wrecks that she dates to the early 16th century, circa 1500–1020. They appear at the same time as the so-called brown and white wares, decorated with iron brown and opaque white glazes (Brown 2004, 74).

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


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