Thai 14th - 15th Century Sawankhalok Covered Box
This fine stoneware box was made during the 14th - 15th centuries at one of the Sawankhalok kilns. The cover has a lotus-bud handle and the underglaze decoration comprises various geometric and scrolling floral patterns that are covered in a quite a thin translucent glaze that has a hint of blue in places. The unglazed lower parts of the body have fired to a reddish-brown and to the base is the mark left by the pontil on which this box stood in the kiln during firing.
Diameter 10.5 cm (4 inches). Overall condition is good: there is a kiln scar and accompanying small surface chip to the side, that is a little flattened here, and a chip to the inner edge of box. However, there is no repair or restoration.
This item is part of a recently acquired old English collection comprising mostly Ming Dynasty blue & white porcelain but also including a few earlier celadons and some South-East Asian ceramics.
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