- Historical period(s)
- Ayutthaya period, 15th century
- Stoneware with celadon glaze
- Sawankhalok ware
- H x W x D: 8.4 x 27.2 x 27.2 cm (3 5/16 x 10 11/16 x 10 11/16 in)
- Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Ko Noi kilns
- Credit Line
- Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Bowl, heavily potted, everted foliate rim, foot beveled inward; slightly recessed unglazed base with ring of black residue from tubular firing support. Defects; two lenticular shaped raised areas in paste, perhaps bubbles; one small gritty inclusion in glaze.
Clay: grey porcelanous stoneware with brown speckles (impurities).
Glaze: celadon, pale watery transparent pale blue-green, low gloss, medium crystalline crackle (according to March classification), pooled off-center in bottom, running thin on rim and center bottom. (The gray body showing through gives a grayish surface appearance), runs unevenly onto foot.
Decoration: incised and carved. Triple lines define rim shape; cavetto has an upper decorated band and a plain zone; a deep double line surrounds the bottom which has a central floral medallion. Outside, multiple rings edge the cavetto curve, top and bottom. Deep vertical grooves give the appearance of fluting.
- The transparent, blue-green glaze on this dish characterizes celadon made at the major Thai kiln center of Sawankhalok (Si Satchanalai). Its form and decoration show awareness of Yuan dynasty (12791368) Longquan celadon. Exported in large quantities, such dishes competed with Longquan celadon in the markets in insular Southeast Asia during the fifteenth centuries.
- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), flower, green glaze, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand
- Collection(s) Area
- Southeast Asian Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum