- Place where the work was made
- Cultural origin
- Lan Na Kingdom
- Lanna period 1200 - 1500 → Thailand
- Media category
- Materials used
- celadon with brown glazed neck
- 42.5 cm; 36.0 cm diam.
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Goldie Sternberg Southeast Asian art purchase fund 1999
- Not on display
- Accession number
Although 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 Phayao, with its flared mouth, simple handles and unglazed flat base shares many features with Khmer baluster jars (see accession no. 157.2001 and 158.2001). However its combination of green and brown glazes and stamped designs indentifies it as Lan Na and makes it almost indistinguishable from jars produced in nearby Wang Nua and Sankampaeng.
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.
Shown in 1 exhibition
The connoisseur and the philanthropist: 30 years of the Sternberg Collection of Chinese Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Jan 2014–27 Apr 2014
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 331 (colour illus.).