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