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Creator Nationality: Asian; Southeast Asian; Thai
Creator Name-CRT: Thai
Title: Jar
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1400
Creation End Date: 1500
Creation Date: 15th-16th century
Creation Place: Thailand
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramics
Materials and Techniques: Stoneware with incised design under glaze (Si Satchanalai ware)
Dimensions: H. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm); D. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: Asia Society
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1979.092
Credit Line: Asia Society: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection
Context: A ceramic industry flourished in north-central Thailand during the 14th through 16th centuries, and recent archaeological findings suggest that several hundred kilns were active in the region. This striking jar was produced by the Si Satchanalai kilns, famed for its green-glazed wares, which are often called celadons in the West (after a character in a 17th-century French play who wore a green costume). Sawankhalok is the current name of the region where they were produced. During the time of the Sukhothai empire (c. 1350-1451), this area was known as Si Satchanalai, a designation now commonly used for these works. The unusual shape, body, and glaze of this jar point to the variety of wares associated with the Si Satchalanai kilns. The buff-colored body is decorated with a deeply incised design of rippling lines, which has been covered with a thin, translucent sea-green glaze. The richness of the decoration is typical of the finer pieces produced at the Si Satchanalai kilns.
Related Document Description: Asia Society. Handbook of the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. New York: Asia Society, [1981], p. 44.
Related Document Description: Frasché, Dean F. Southeast Asian Ceramics: Ninth Through Seventeenth Centuries. New York: Asia Society in association with John Weatherhill, 1986, pp. 40, 46, 91.
AMICA ID: ASIA.1979.092
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, Asia Society

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