• Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 5.8 x 12.5 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Origin: Ban Ko Noi kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.275


Small, plain, celadon bowl

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Candy Chan, Research Assistant, May 19, 2003) Si Satchanalai celadon bowls 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. 8a).

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.

2. (Louise Cort, 21 May 2008) Based on her extensive research on shipwrecks, Roxanna Brown dates the Ko Samui shipwreck to circa 1500–1520.

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

Brown, Roxanna Maude. 2004. "The Ming Gap and Shipwreck Ceramics in Southeast Asia". Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles.

3. (Louise Cort, 29 May 2008) Don Hein, in Washington to present the Pope Memorial Lecture, identified this bowl as a product of the Ban Koh Noi kiln group dating to the LASW (Late Stoneware) phase of Sawankhalok production, which he dates to early 15th through 16th century. The bowl tilted on its tall tubular support during firing, with the result that the glaze ran to the lower side and created a deep pool. The bluish coloration results from recrystallization of the glaze during cooling of the kiln.

4. (Louise Cort, 14 May 2009) Sawankhalok ware celadon-glazed bowls of this plain type with straight rim were excavated from graves in Lam Dong province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Bùi Chí Hoàng et al 2000, pp. 233, 237-238.

Bùi Chí Hoàng, Vu Nhat Nguyen, and Pham Huu Tho. 2000. Nhung Suu Tap Gom Su O Lâm Ðong (The Collections of Ceramics in Lam Dong). Ðà Lat: So Van Hhóa Thông Tin Lâm Ðong [Lam Dong Ministry of Culture and Information].

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