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

  • Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 12 x 8 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 14th-15th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Origin: Sawankhalok kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.263

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 reddish brown.
Glaze: celadon, glossy, crazed, transparent; falls short some distance above foot, interior unglazed.
Decoration: incised bands on 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).

Celadon eared bottle of this type is in the James and Elaine Connell collection at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco ed. 1993, 122, pl. 90).

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.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, ed. 1993. Thai Ceramics: The James and Elaine Connell Collection. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press.


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