Fragment of the base of a jar with two-color glazing

Shape: Half-section of the base of a small, flat-bottomed jar. Wheel thrown. Wall thickness varies from 0.4 to 0.6 cm, and that of the base from 0.6 to 0.9 cm.
Clay: Fine-grained stoneware. The bottom of the jar was only roughly finished. The exposed inner walls burned to a buff color while the broken edges are reddish peach color. The body contains relatively few inclusions.
Glaze: Two glaze colors, pale celadon and iron-brown were used to cover this jar.
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: 5.4 x 7.6 x 5.2 cm (2 1/8 x 3 x 2 1/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Chiang Mai, San Kamphaeng
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-408
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: Half-section of the base of a small, flat-bottomed jar. Wheel thrown. Wall thickness varies from 0.4 to 0.6 cm, and that of the base from 0.6 to 0.9 cm.
Clay: Fine-grained stoneware. The bottom of the jar was only roughly finished. The exposed inner walls burned to a buff color while the broken edges are reddish peach color. The body contains relatively few inclusions.
Glaze: Two glaze colors, pale celadon and iron-brown were used to cover this jar.
Decoration: None.
Marks: None.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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