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Title

Vase

13th century-14th century


Artist

Sankampaeng ware

Thailand


About

Whilst the various kilns of northern Thailand are usually described within the context of the Lan Na kingdom, their regional styles did not conform to an imperial standard. This jar from Sankampaeng, with its flared mouth, simple handles and unglazed flat base shares many features with Khmer baluster jars and jars produced in nearby Wang Nua and Phayao.
Unlike the Sukhothai and Sawankhalok kilns further south which exported wares to maritime Southeast Asia, Lan Na wares were made to support a large domestic market. They were probably also traded with commercial centres to the north like Vientiane in Laos. It is probable that all northern kilns ceased production around 1558 when the city of Chiang Mai was sacked by the Burmese king Bayinnaung, who relocated artisans to principalities north of Thailand.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2014


Details


Place where the work was made

Sankampaeng Chiang Mai Thailand


Period

Lanna period 1200 - 1500 → Thailand


Date

13th century-14th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware


Dimensions

28.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr F. Storch 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

86.1986


Artist information

Sankampaeng ware

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'South-East Asian Art', pg. 83-96, Sydney, 1990, 92 (illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 331 (colour illus.).

Jacqueline Menzies, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Asian', pg. 72-93, Sydney, 1988, 92 (illus.).