Fragment from the mouth of a celadon-glazed covered box

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: 1.6 x 5.9 x 5.2 cm (5/8 x 2 5/16 x 2 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Fragment of a section of the mouth of a large (approximately 20-cm diameter) covered box. Wheel thrown. The shard wall varies in thickness from 0.4 - 0.6 cm. The mouth of this covered box was potted in such a way that it would accept a shallow, overlapping ceramic lid of the sort represented by FSC-P-411. When these two shards are put together it is clear from the curve of their exterior walls that they represent related forms. The exterior of the mouth of this shard is glazed, indicating that it was fired separately from its counterpart lid.
    Clay: The body is a relatively fine buff-colored clay with dark inclusions and many small air pockets.
    Glaze: The shard is covered with a finely crazed, pale seawater-green celadon glaze both inside and out.
    Decoration: None.
    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
  • Type

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