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ASIA EXCEPT CHINA
SAWANKALOK BOTTLE FROM AYUTTHAYA
KHMER / SIAM / BURMA / VIETNAM
THAILAND 15Th/16Th cent. AD
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 189
Material :
Stone
Type Object :
Objects of the everyday life, Vases and vessels
Dimensions :
Height: 12.5 cm (4.9″)
Provenance :
Ex J.W.N. van Achterbergh collection

 

Pink sandstone bottle, bulbous in shape with a narrow neck. Two simple lines demark up to the shoulder where two other departing rings probably served to hold a cork in place. Green glaze, dark celadon typical of this era. Iron oxides were introduced in small quantities into the glaze at the moment of the reduction firing. This technique was very popular in Asia as it allows the artist to achieve the colour of jade. Perfect condition. This piece does not seem to have undergone any restoration

Founded in 1350 by King Utong who was of noble Chinese origin, the kingdom of Ayutthaya became one of the most influential areas in Southeast Asia. Theravasa Buddhism was the official religion of this kingdom. The capital of Ayutthaya opened to foreign traders, in fact the court of King Naraï forged strong links with Louis XIV. The city was ransacked in 1569 and eventually destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Skilled Chinese potters also came and established famous kilns in Sawankhalok. Known for their avant-garde techniques, these ceramics were sought after from the 14th century.

MUSEOGRAPHY: an identical object is found at the Freer/ Sackler Gallery in Washington, ref S2005.262
COLLECTION: Ex J.W.N. van Achterbergh collection. Great Dutch collector of ceramics, whose pieces have been exhibited after World War 2, in such musuems as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Princessehof in Leeuwarden

€ 2300 - £ 2030.21 - $ 2695.6 - C$ 3541.77

All purchases must be paid in Euro. Other currency prices for indication only