Fragment of one side of small bowl

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 15th-16th century
  • Geography

    Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze
  • Dimension

    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)
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Object Details

  • 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.
  • 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]
    [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

    Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
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