Bowl

  • Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 6.3 x 15.4 x 13.9 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 15th-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
  • S2005.274

Description

Bowl with slightly warped body, everted rim, bevelled footring, and a crack on the wall.
Clay: Buff stoneware
Glaze: Bluish green, crazed with some black crackles on the exterior lower body; base unglazed.
Decoration: Two incised rings on the cavetto.


Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 14 January 2007) Don Hein associated celadon-glazed wares in a generally Ming Chinese style with the wares made at Si Satchanalai that he terms LASW (Late Stoneware) (Hein 2001, figs. 42–43). Although Hein is cautious about dating, he suggests that LASW dates to 15th–16th century (Hein 1999, 150).

Changed Date from 14th–mid 16th century to 15th–16th century.

Hein, Don. 2001. "The Sawankhalok Ceramic Industry: from Domestic Enterprise to Regional Entrepreneur". PhD Thesis, Department of Science and Technology, Deakin University, Melbourne.

Hein, Don. 1999. "The First Underglaze Painted Decoration at Sawankhalok: identification of a key influence? (Diqu shouci chuxian de youxia caihui: Taigou taoci tazhan shi shang wailai yingxiang de zhongyao xiansuo?)." Guoli Taiwan daxue Meishushi yanjiu jikan (The Taida Journal of Art History) 7: 137–158.

2. (Louise Cort, 20 January 2006) The foot on this bowl—with a shallow footrim cut at an angle on the interior, tapering to a narrow rim, on which appear scared of the firing support—is not typical of the larger, heavier foot with scar of circular firing support on the base seen on many Si Satchanalai bowls, but its glaze texture and color and the clay body fall within the domain of Si Satchanalai. The foot and other features compare to S2005.277. This type of foot resembles the trimming of a foot on a Chinese porcelain bowl and may represent a late phase in which the model for form shifts from Longquan celadon to cobalt-decorated porcelain. To Date added 16th century.


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