Rare Thai 15th - 16th Century Celadon Sankampaeng Bottle (with bronze neck)
This rare stoneware bottle was made during the mid-15th to mid-16th century at one of the Sankampaeng kilns, north of the more well-known Sawankhalok kilns (it is thought that the potters at these kilns came from Laos rather than Sawankhalok). It is particularly "heavily-potted". The wide groove to the body is in fact a spiral flowing down from the shoulder to the base. On opposing sides of the shoulder are two small sturdy lug handles. It is coated in a thick and finely-crackled pale olive-green glaze. The base remains unglazed and has fired to a pale reddish-brown; cord marks can clearly be seen on the flat base.
At some time in its long past the neck has been broken/lost and replaced with quite an elaborate bronze neck with flared mouth. Whether or not this is an ancient or recent addition we do not know, although the bronze itself is clearly very old.
Height 20 cm (8 inches).
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