Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Lid

  • Earthenware
  • 2.9 x 13.6 cm
  • 19th-mid 20th century, Bangkok period
  • Origin: Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.408

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 17 July 2002) This lid was collected in association with the cooking pots S2005.392, but the two clearly do not belong together.

2. (Louise Cort, 20 January 2006) The spiral string-cutting mark on the underside indicates that this lid was thrown on the potter's wheel. Thus its source must be an earthenware producing center where the wheel was in use. Villages in the vicinity of Ayutthaya do make the preliminary vessel forms on the wheel. The shape with sunken center and wide, flat rim suggests reference to a Chinese porcelain teapot lid of the type made within the past few centuries.


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