A Thai persimmon-shaped covered box with carved design – Sawankhalok kilns, 14th-16th Century

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This stoneware lidded box is shaped like a persimmon fruit and carved with a vine scroll pattern. It is covered in a transparent glaze and the decoration is highlighted with a brown glaze. The inside is covered in a light green glaze, whereas the footring and the base are unglazed. Produced in Sukhothai province, Thailand.

Period: 14th-16th Century

Size: Dia 10.1 cm, height 8.5 cm

Condition: Good condition with age related wear, two small chips to the rim of the body, minor chips to the top of the lid.

Provenance: Danish private collection

SKU: 42_2

References: Seattle Art Museum, Gloria Gunn Prince Collection, accession number 92.82.22. There are several comparable boxes in the Freer study collection, National Museum of Asian Art.