Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
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Bottle with two vertical ring handles

  • Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 13.1 x 7.5 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 14th-mid 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
  • S2005.261


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: celadon; falls short irregularly above foot, interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: incised bands on the shoulder.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Candy Chan, Research Assistant, May 19, 2003) Sisatchanalai 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.

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