Fragment of the neck and shoulder of a large jar

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th-16th century
  • Geography

    San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with underfired celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.7 x 11.5 x 9.4 cm (1 7/16 x 4 1/2 x 3 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Fragment of the neck and shoulder of a large jar. Thickness of the jar walls varies from 0.3 to 0.5 cm. Wheel thrown.
    Clay: The body of the jar is a pinkish peach color with many relatively coarse, mostly white inclusions. A cross-section of the neck portion of the fragment reveals an abrupt transition in body color. A narrow band of dark body material is sandwiched between two layers of the pinkish peach material.
    Glaze: The body is covered with relatively thick white coating which may represent a slip but is more likely a severely underfired celadon glaze. The glaze/slip extends down the throat of the jar to the point where the throat curve begins its transition to the shoulder.
    Decoration: A reclining "S"-shaped ornament is appliqued at the line where the curve of the neck reverses direction to begin the curve of the shoulder. The ornament is unglazed and was fastened to the jar after the glaze/slip was applied. The center of one of the two whorls on the the reclining "S" ornament is filled with glaze/slip material.
    Marks: None.
  • 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]
    [1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980)
  • Origin

    San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
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