Rare Large Thai 14th / 15th Century Stoneware Jar
This rare, large and impressive stoneware jar of fine form was made during the 14th - 15th century. It is heavily-potted and the surface colours vary from a pale grey to hints of reddish-brown. It has a fairly coarse flat base and is unglazed. Around the body and shoulder are bands of incised lines between which are repeated stamped decorations. There is also appliqué decoration around the base, shoulder and neck. It was most likely made at one of the Suphanburi kilns, although the same appliqué decoration has been found on jar shards excavated from the Sawankhalok kilns.
Height 37 cm (14.5 inches). As with so many large excavated Thai pieces, there is repair and restoration to this jar. Although the main body of the jar appears intact, the base and neck have been broken and re-stuck at the narrowest points. Although not immediately obvious, it is also clear that the neck and mouth have been broken into several pieces and reassembled, and the applied decoration around the neck and the shoulder may not be original, whereas the appliqués around the base clearly are original. However, even with these repairs, there is no denying that this is a large impressive jar.
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