Pot with overall paddle-impressed texture

  • Earthenware
  • 13 x 18.4 cm
  • 16th-17th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Origin: Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.407


Pot of compressed globular form with round bottom, short neck and rolled lip.
Clay: salmon pink earthenware.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: three different paddle-impressed textures--on the neck, the body, and the base.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Candy Chan, Research Assistant, June 13, 2003) Earthenware pot of this type with a band of vertical paddled decoration on shoulder and paddled slant lines on entire body was identified as either Thai or Burmese ceramics, dated to 16th–17th century (Nezu Bijitsukan ed. 1993, 39, pl. 65).

Nezu Bijutsukan (Nezu Institute of Fine Arts), ed. 1993. Nanban, shimamono; Nankai hakurai no chato (Nanban and Shimamono: Exported Southeast-Asian Ceramics for Japan—16th–17th century). Tokyo: Nezu Bijutsukan.

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