Fragment of one side of small bowl

Shape: Roughly one-fifth to one-quarter of a small (approximately 10-cm diameter) iron-brown glazed bowl. The shard presents a complete cross-section of the original bowl from footring to rim. The piece is well potted with a delicately everted rim and a finely carved footring. Wheel-thrown. Tubular support scar on the base.
Clay: The body is composed of a moderately coarse gray clay with many small, dark inclusions and a few air pockets. The body has burned a light brick-red where it was exposed to the kiln atmosphere during firing.
Glaze: The rich chocolate-brown glaze extends all the way to the footring. The glaze on the exterior of the bowl is moderately discolored indicating a problem in firing. There are a few pinholes in the glaze.
Decoration: None.

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Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, early 15th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 x 9.9 x 5.8 cm (1 9/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 5/16 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-420
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl (fragment)

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), 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.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Nelson Spinks 1906-1980

Description

Shape: Roughly one-fifth to one-quarter of a small (approximately 10-cm diameter) iron-brown glazed bowl. The shard presents a complete cross-section of the original bowl from footring to rim. The piece is well potted with a delicately everted rim and a finely carved footring. Wheel-thrown. Tubular support scar on the base.
Clay: The body is composed of a moderately coarse gray clay with many small, dark inclusions and a few air pockets. The body has burned a light brick-red where it was exposed to the kiln atmosphere during firing.
Glaze: The rich chocolate-brown glaze extends all the way to the footring. The glaze on the exterior of the bowl is moderately discolored indicating a problem in firing. There are a few pinholes in the glaze.
Decoration: None.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
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