• Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 5.9 x 27.8 cm
  • Phan ware
  • 15th-16th century, Lan Na period
  • Origin: Phan kilns, Chiang Rai province, Northern Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.267


Blue-gray glazed bowl with everted rim. Black circular scar from tubular kiln support on unglazed base.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 22 June 2006) The Hauges grouped this dish with their other wares from the Si Satchanalai kiln group.

2. (Louise Cort, 29 May 2008) Don Hein, in Washington to present the Pope Memorial Lecture, remarked that absolutely plain dishes, without decoration, were not common at Sawankhalok kilns. This dish shows the form of foot sometimes called the "Yuan foot," with outer wall tapering to the edge of the foot and the base, without any trimming, and the interior cut away at a right angle. The scar on the base of this dish is the kind of scar found on some products of the Phan kilns.

3. (Louise Cort, 30 April 2014) The fine-grained orange clay body of this dish is clearly not related to Sawankhalok products. The dish is lighter in weight for its size than the typical Sawankhalok celadon-glazed dish. The glaze is thinner and grayer in tonality than Sawankhalok celadon. It is crackled where thick. A large plain dish of related clay, overall form, shape of footrim, and glaze is published as Phan (diam. 44.3 cm, height 8.6 cm; dated 15th-16th century) in Toyama Sato Kinen Bijutsukan ed. 2004, no. 114. The base bears a circular mark where the dish rested on a cylindrical support for firing; outside the circle of the support, the pale clay shows a medium orange flush.

Toyama Sato Bijutsukan (Sato Memorial Art Museum Toyama), ed. 2004. Tonan Ajia kotoji ten IX--Myanmaa to sono shuhen (Special Exhibition; South-east Asian Ceramics vol. 9) [Burma and environs]. Toyama: Toyama-shi Kyoiku Iinkai (Toyama City Board of Education).

Changed Ware from Sawankhalok to Phan. Changed Period from Ayutthaya Period to Lan Na period. Changed Date from early 15th-16th century to 15th-16th century. Changed Origin from Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Sawankhalok kilns to Chiang Rai province, Phan, Phan kilns.

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