Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
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Bowl with incised decoration

  • Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 11.3 x 22.2 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 15th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.269


Lopsided deep bowl with rounded side, flared rim, bevelled footring, a black circular scar from tubular kiln support on recessed base.
Clay: light grey stoneware with black inclusions, oxidized to buff colour where exposed in firing.
Glaze: celadon, glossy, heavily crazed; pooled at well; glaze dripped down over the foot forming harden dropplets of glaze on the bottom edge of the foot; base unglazed.
Decoration: incised lotus blossom on well, overlapping lotus petals bordered by triple rings on cavetto.

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