Fragment of neck and mouth of brown-glazed jar

Shape: Fragment of the neck and mouth of a stoneware jar. Wheel thrown. The jar was double-mouthed with one mouth opening into the body of the jar and a second, exterior mouth forming a surrounding trough. The exterior mouth section appears to have been luted onto the principal neck of the jar.
Clay: The 0.4 – 0.6 cm thick walls of the jar are of a coarse gray clay having many black inclusions and air pockets.
Glaze: Dark iron-brown.
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: 2.7 x 8.4 x 5.4 cm (1 1/16 x 3 5/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Geography
Thailand, Chiang Mai, San Kamphaeng
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-416
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 of the neck and mouth of a stoneware jar. Wheel thrown. The jar was double-mouthed with one mouth opening into the body of the jar and a second, exterior mouth forming a surrounding trough. The exterior mouth section appears to have been luted onto the principal neck of the jar.
Clay: The 0.4 - 0.6 cm thick walls of the jar are of a coarse gray clay having many black inclusions and air pockets.
Glaze: Dark iron-brown.
Decoration: None.
Marks: None.

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