Fragment of the shoulder of a small brown-glazed bottle

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th-16th century
  • Geography

    San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with brown glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 1 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm (3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Fragment of the shoulder and neck of a small stoneware bottle. Wheel thrown.
    Clay: The body is a moderately coarse gray clay with dark inclusions. The wall of the shard is between 0.3 and 0.4 cm thick.
    Glaze: Rich, iron-brown glaze.
    Decoration: There is horizontal ribbing on the body of the bottle where potting lines were not smoothed away. The topmost horizontal line is located at the junction of the neck and shoulder of the bottle and appears to have been deliberately raised so as to catch the rich, chocolate-brown glaze which has pooled above it slightly.
    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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