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Antiquity of 14th-15th Century Sold by Marshall Field
The Art and Orchid Gallery's ceramic covered bowl is an antiquity from Southeast Asia, made in the ancient Sawankhalok or Annam kilns during the 14th-15th Century. Both were cultural centers and are now part of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.[179A, 38B] The bowl still bears the sticker, dated 14th Century, of the largest retail store in Chicago, named Marshall Field and Co., founded in 1852.[179C] Around the turn of the last century prestigious stores with wealthy clientele, such as Marshall Field and Montgomery Ward (started in 1872), sold antiques from catalogues to all parts of the United States because of the inexpensive rural shipping.[168D] The exterior of our bowl has a deeply incised design of scroll foliage bordered by straight leaf pattern from the lid's handle to the bowl's foot rim.[42E] Similar ornamentation came from China during Song through Ming Dynasties(960-1643). Southeast Asian craftsmen probably learned ceramic arts from the Chinese. The antique is made of earthenware, hardness less than 6 on Mohs scale. It was painted a molasses color within the incised design, probably iron-brown; then, over glazed with a translucent bluish-celadon green, much of which has worn off.(see photo) Ancient vessels like this are referenced in old books and price guides.[199F, 92G, 38H, 11 I] It is in very good condition. References available upon request. Size: ~ 2 7/8" H x 4 3/4"; Weight: ~ 395 grams;


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