bowl

bowl

1300s
Locale
Sawankhalok, Thailand
Country
Thailand
bowl
Museum Purchase
1970.39A-B
. bowl. 1300s. Museum Purchase. 1970.39A-B.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
overall height: 4 in, 10.16 cm; diameter: 4 5/8 in, 11.7475 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Lidded Bowl
1300s
Thailand
Stoneware
Museum purchase
1970.39A-B

This lidded bowl is among the export wares produced at the Sawankhalok kilns in Thailand. Stoneware production in Thailand from the thirteenth to fifteenth century was heavily influenced by the migration of large numbers of potters from China who were escaping the wars between the Southern Song dynasty and the invading Mongolian Yuan armies. The Sawankhalok kilns were likely built by immigrating potters from the Longquan area in southeastern coastal China and, as a result, early Sawankhalok wares were Longquan-style celadons. Later Sawankhalok wares like this one incorporated techniques from the nearby Sukhothai kilns, producing vessels with brownish iron-oxide underglaze.

Known Provenance
At least 1970: Howard and Roberta Pincus, Oakland, CA; 1970, DAM collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Pincus.