Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
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Dish with incised decoration

  • Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 9.7 x 32 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • late 15th-16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.268

Description

Dish with rounded side, notched flaring rim, bevelled footring and a black circular scar from tubular kiln support on recessed base. A crack extends from rim to interior bottom.
Clay: coarse, grey stoneware with black inclusions, oxidized to buff grey.
Glaze: grassy green, glossy, transparent, finely crazed; base unglazed.
Decoration: incised with a swirl on central medallion, cross-hatching bordered by rings on cavetto, undulating lines on rim, vertical lines bordered by rings on exterior body.


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