Pot with overall paddle-impressed texture

  • Earthenware
  • 14.6 x 27.7 cm
  • 15th-16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Origin: Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.401


Pot of compressed globular form with broad neck and round bottom.
Clay: orange earthenware.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: diagonally-oriented paddle-impressed striped motifs on the shoulder; hotizontally-oriented interwoven lines (impressed using a cord-wrapped paddle?) on the lower body and base.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 13 December 2004) The pattern of paddle-marking on this pot suggested an association with Khmer ceramics such as those made by communities in the Mekong River delta. Possibly acquired by Bud and Gratia from a dealer in Saigon? Such pots are sold there by dealers who innocently represent them as "old," although they are simply soot-blackened from use. The gray clay suggests reduction from fire.

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