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An image of Waterpot in the form of a puff fish by Sawankhalok ware

Sawankhalok ware

(Thailand  – )

Waterpot in the form of a puff fish
Other titles:
Waterpot in the form of a blowfish
Sawankhalok ware waterpot
Place of origin
14th century-15th century
Media category
Materials used
stoneware with underglaze iron-brown decoration

5.4 cm

Gift of Mr F. Storch 1987
Accession number
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

The shape of this piece is unknown in the underglaze black repertoire, but found in the so-called 'brown and pearl' wares. This characteristically small example is a waterdropper in the form of a blowfish. Miniature wares are a hallmark of Sawankhalok, and not found in the more limited Sukhothai repertoire.

Excerpt from The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.329.

Bibliography (2)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 329 (colour illus.).

William Willetts, Ceramic art of Southeast Asia: first annual exhibition, Singapore, 1971.

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015

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