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

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  • Stoneware
  • 24.5 x 33.4 cm
  • 19th-mid 20th century, Bangkok period
  • Origin: Nonthaburi province or Ratchburi province, Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.470


Clay: stoneware, containing many iron particles which have come to the surface and melted during firing.
Glaze: no intentional glaze; traces of melted wood-ash that formed fly ash.
Decoration: narrow three-line band of combing incised around shoulder below rim; single line incised around foot above base.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 19 May 2005) (Mon?) type plain stoneware, rounded rim. Or possibly associated with Chinese potters in Ratchaburi?

2. (Louise Cort, 12 July 2006) Compare S2005.59, a much lighter version of the same vessel form. This vessel is very heavy for its size. A three-tooth comb was used to incise the band of decoration around the neck. The base is slightly concave, possibly indicative of an origin in China or from immigrant Chinese potters.

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