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Title

Dish

15th century

Artist

Kalong ware

Thailand

  • 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
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Kalong ware

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  • 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

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications