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Title

Dish


Artist

Kalong ware

Thailand


About

The northern Thai kilns of Kalong lie in the valley of Vieng Papao to the west of Chiang Mai, which was the capital of the Lan Na kingdom. 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.
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

Kalong Northern Thailand Thailand


Period

Lanna period 1200 - 1500 → Thailand


Date

15th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware


Dimensions

20.5 cm diam.


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

87.1989


Artist information

Kalong ware

Works in the collection

1


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Jane Carnegie and Chok-Dee TENG, The Jane Carnegie Collection, Melbourne, 1988, 17 (illus.). lot 94

Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'South-East Asian Art', pg. 83-96, Sydney, 1990, 94 (illus.).

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