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 an incense holder in the form of a kneeling woman. 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.
Figure of a kneeling woman
A Sawankhalok kneeling woman
Sawankhalok ware figurine
15th century-16th century
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015
Referenced in 3 publications
Jane Carnegie and Chok-Dee TENG, The Jane Carnegie Collection, Melbourne, 1988, 17 (illus.). lot 92
John Guy, Oriental trade ceramics in South-East Asia: Ninth to sixteenth centuries, Singapore, 1986, 137 (illus.). no. 181; Colletion: J. Carnegie
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 329 (colour illus.).