Fragment of the neck and shoulder of a small bottle

Shape: Fragment comprising the neck, without mouth, and upper shoulder of a small jar. The fragment’s walls vary from 0.3 to 0.4 cm in thickness.
Clay: The body is gray stoneware made from a fine-grained clay with few inclusions.
Glaze: The glaze is a pale grayish-green celadon with a fine crackle where it has been stained. The top of the neck is discolored from having been exposed to an open-air ground fire at the kiln site.
Decoration: None.
Marks: None.

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Historical period(s)
Lan Na period, 14th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
San Kamphaeng ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.1 x 5.8 x 5.8 cm (3 3/16 x 2 5/16 x 2 5/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Chiang Mai, San Kamphaeng
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-410
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle (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 comprising the neck, without mouth, and upper shoulder of a small jar. The fragment's walls vary from 0.3 to 0.4 cm in thickness.
Clay: The body is gray stoneware made from a fine-grained clay with few inclusions.
Glaze: The glaze is a pale grayish-green celadon with a fine crackle where it has been stained. The top of the neck is discolored from having been exposed to an open-air ground fire at the kiln site.
Decoration: None.
Marks: None.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
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