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

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  • Stoneware with red pigment
  • 37.1 x 29.9 cm
  • Haripunchai ware?
  • 20th century?, Modern?
  • Origin: Lamphun, Chiang Mai province, Thailand
  • Provenance: Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.420


Multi-tier bottle with round bottom; red pigment

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 24 August 2004) Victor Hauge, in a conversation at his home on 20 July 2001, said that this jar was sold to him as "Haripunchai" ware (along with the black water bottle, S2005.208).

This term used to indicate the earthenware ceramics made at the old center of Haripunchai, near modern Lamphun, south of Chiang Mai, which was conquered in 1292 (Shaw 1987, 89–91). Shaw substituted the name Lamphun for the anachronistic term "Haripunchai." If the vendor identified this piece as "Haripunchai," however, it may indicate that it had come to the vendor from Chiang Mai or vicinity.

Shaw, John C. 1987. Introducing Thai Ceramics; also Burmese and Khmer. Chiang Mai: Duangphorn Kemasingki.

2. (Louise Cort, 5 April 2005) This bottle should be TL tested. It is extremely unusual in form and could be a modern fabrication based on Khmer bottle shapes and the few examples of historical Haripunchai kingdom earthenware.

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