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Title

Vase

13th century-14th century

Artist

Sankampaeng ware

Thailand

  • 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
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Sankampaeng ware

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications