Bowl (waster)

  • Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze
  • 9.7 x 21.3 x 16 cm
  • Sukhothai ware
  • 16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.301

Description

Bowl with warped body, everted mouthrim and splayed foot; four scars from firing stacking disc on the well, a loss at the rim.
Clay: grey stoneware with white specks, coarse and grainy.
Glaze: greying green, glossy, transparent, with pinholes on the exterior lower body; foot and base unglazed.
Decoration: painted in iron brown pigment over white slip with a cakra swirl encircled by a ring on the interior bottom, a band of compartmental vegetal designs on the lower cavetto, a band of broad slanted lines divided by sgraffitto diagonal lines on the upper cavetto, two bands of calligraphic strokes on the exterior.


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