Fragment of the mouth and shoulder of a small bottle

Shape: Mouth and roughly one-third of the shoulder of a small Sawankhalok celadon bottle. Thickness of the bottle wall is 0.4 – 0.5 cm except at the fracture line where it abruptly thins to 0.2 cm.

Clay: The body is composed of a light gray, extremely fine-grained clay having very few inclusions.

Glaze: The glaze is a high-quality, pale-green celadon which becomes a rich jade-like green where it pools in the incised areas of the decoration. The glaze extends down the short throat of the bottle and terminates 0.5 – 1.0 cm below the bottom of the throat.

Decoration: The shoulder of the bottle was incised with a floral design with the petals radiating out from the bottom of the neck and terminating at two concentric circles on top of the shoulder.
Marks: None.

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Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 14th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.7 x 5.6 x 5.3 cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 1/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-409
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle (fragment)

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), flower, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand
Provenance

To 1956
Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980), collected in Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai (Sawankhalok), Thailand. [1]

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

Notes:

[1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office. See also Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Nelson Spinks 1906-1980

Description

Shape: Mouth and roughly one-third of the shoulder of a small Sawankhalok celadon bottle. Thickness of the bottle wall is 0.4 - 0.5 cm except at the fracture line where it abruptly thins to 0.2 cm.

Clay: The body is composed of a light gray, extremely fine-grained clay having very few inclusions.

Glaze: The glaze is a high-quality, pale-green celadon which becomes a rich jade-like green where it pools in the incised areas of the decoration. The glaze extends down the short throat of the bottle and terminates 0.5 - 1.0 cm below the bottom of the throat.

Decoration: The shoulder of the bottle was incised with a floral design with the petals radiating out from the bottom of the neck and terminating at two concentric circles on top of the shoulder.
Marks: None.

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