Thai 14th - 15th Century Sawankhalok Covered Footed Box
This fine stoneware box was made during the 14th - 15th centuries at one of the Sawankhalok kilns. Its wall has six raised "ribs", the cover a lotus-bud handle and the lower section an integral foot. The underglaze decoration includes various geometric and floral patterns that are covered in a finely-crackled translucent pale greenish-blue glaze, the colour varying slightly in accordance with the thickness of the glaze. The raised centre and handle of the cover, and the wall of the foot are coated in iron-brown. To the unglazed base is the mark left by the pontil on which this box stood in the kiln during firing.
Quite often such Thai boxes have mis-matched covers; there is no doubt whatsoever that this is the original cover for this box.
Diameter 9.5 cm (3.75 inches). Condition is very good: there is a chip to the edge of box and cover but there is no repair or restoration; a very nice example.
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