Covered box

Box of globular form with carved footring and a lid with a lotus bud handle. A loss on the rim of the box. A black circular scar from tubular kiln support on the base.
Clay: light grey stoneware with black specks. An orange flush on the base where exposed during the firing process.
Glaze: transparent milky glaze with bluish patches, a ring of brown glaze round the knob of the lid. The flange, the interior of the box, the underside of the lid and the base are unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze iron brown with two bands of vine scrolls bordered by series of rings on the body and the lid.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze and iron pigment under translucent glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 10.9 x 13.1 cm (4 5/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Geography
North-central Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.288a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Lidded box

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), brown and black glaze, glazed, Hauge collection, iron pigment, lotus, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Box of globular form with carved footring and a lid with a lotus bud handle. A loss on the rim of the box. A black circular scar from tubular kiln support on the base.
Clay: light grey stoneware with black specks. An orange flush on the base where exposed during the firing process.
Glaze: transparent milky glaze with bluish patches, a ring of brown glaze round the knob of the lid. The flange, the interior of the box, the underside of the lid and the base are unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze iron brown with two bands of vine scrolls bordered by series of rings on the body and the lid.

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