Fragment of jar shoulder, iron-brown glaze

Shape: fragment from the shoulder of a jar. Wheel-thrown.
Clay: Gray stoneware, 0.7 cm thick. The body is fine-grained with relatively few inclusions or air pockets.
Glaze: Streaky blackish-brown glaze has adhered well to body. The glaze below the single raised horizontal band has the characteristic diagonal, upper right to lower left streaking noted by John Shaw and other authors on well-provenanced San Kamphaeng pieces. The glaze streaking is less pronounced above the horizontal band.
Decoration: None.
Marks: None.

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Historical period(s)
Lan Na period, 14th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
San Kamphaeng ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 0.7 x 8.5 x 5.8 cm (1/4 x 3 3/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Chiang Mai province, San Kamphaeng
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-404
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar (fragment)

Keywords
Lan Na period (1251 - 1774), San Kamphaeng ware, stoneware, Thailand
Provenance

To 1956
Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980), collected in San Kamphaeng, Thailand. [1]

From 1956
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Nelson Spinks. [2]

Notes:

[1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Nelson Spinks 1906-1980

Description

Shape: fragment from the shoulder of a jar. Wheel-thrown.
Clay: Gray stoneware, 0.7 cm thick. The body is fine-grained with relatively few inclusions or air pockets.
Glaze: Streaky blackish-brown glaze has adhered well to body. The glaze below the single raised horizontal band has the characteristic diagonal, upper right to lower left streaking noted by John Shaw and other authors on well-provenanced San Kamphaeng pieces. The glaze streaking is less pronounced above the horizontal band.
Decoration: None.
Marks: None.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
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