Fragment of the mouth of a small celadon stoneware 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 white slip under celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2.2 x 4.3 x 2.1 cm (7/8 x 1 11/16 x 13/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Fragment of the rim of a small scoop-mouth bottle. Wheel thrown. The neck of the vessel was approximately 0.6 cm thick.
    Clay: The dark body is composed of a relatively fine-grained clay.
    Glaze: The glaze is a thin gray-green celadon on the inside and outside of the neck of the vessel. A light-colored slip covers the dark gray stoneware body under the thin, almost clear glaze. There is a narrow ring of slip around the outside of the neck of the bottle just below the everted mouthrim.
    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
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