Bottle with two vertical ring handles

1. (Janet G. Douglas, 20 November 1991) The bulbous jar has a narrow mouth and two small handles that extend from the mouth to the body. The brown glaze is fairly translucent and extends to an inch or two above the base. Incised concentric grooves on the upper body are filled with the glaze, and create decoration. The jar is wheel made, and the clay is a high fired stoneware.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 18.6 x 18.1 x 18.1 cm (7 5/16 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Geography
North-central Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1994.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1960s to 1994
Ken J.J. Baars, Surrey, England, acquired in Indonesia. [1]

From 1994
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ken J.J. Baars, Surrey, England. [2]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 6 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Ken J.J. Baars

Description

1. (Janet G. Douglas, 20 November 1991) The bulbous jar has a narrow mouth and two small handles that extend from the mouth to the body. The brown glaze is fairly translucent and extends to an inch or two above the base. Incised concentric grooves on the upper body are filled with the glaze, and create decoration. The jar is wheel made, and the clay is a high fired stoneware.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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