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Fragment of base and interior of a medium-sized dish

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th-16th century
  • Geography

    San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2.7 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm (1 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Fragment of the base of a dish of moderate size. The footring is carved and quite shallow. Thickness of the fragment varies from 0.5 to 1.2 cm.
    Clay: The body of the dish was a relatively fine gray-colored clay having few inclusions.
    Glaze: The exterior wall of the shard shows only vestigial traces of glaze. The inside of the dish fragment is covered with a thick, highly crackled celadon which is bright green where it pools in the incised decoration.
    Decoration: The decoration consists of incised circles, apparently made with a sharp stylus held stationary while the dish turned on the wheel, with roughly triangular fishscale-like markings between the circles made by poking or impressing the clay body with a wedge-shaped tool. There were at least three rings of such decoration around the mirror and extending up the cavetto.
    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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