Rare Khmer 10th Century Glazed Covered Stoneware Box
This very rare and unusual stoneware box dates to the 9th or 10th century. It is quite "heavily-potted" and coated both inside and out in a thin transparent pale green glaze. Iron particles within the clay appear as black spots in the glaze. Although the base is flat it is a little uneven and the jar appears to "lean" depending on which angle it is viewed at. To the base are purpose-made incised lines, often seen on Khmer ceramics from the Phnom Kulen and Ban Kruat kilns, thought to be the marks of individual potters.
Diameter 10.25 cm, height 9 cm. Although there are a few very small chips to the edges condition is good with no repair or restoration.
For information we show a very similar, albeit smaller, example from the fine 1983 book "Southeast Asian Ceramics from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew M. Drzik".
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