Sawankhalok (Sangkalok in Thai) is the name of an ancient town in north-central Thailand that still exists and is area with ceramic kiln production first begun during the Sukhothai Kingdom that blossomed during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. In the early Ming Dynasty, Thailand and Vietnam became major ceramics producers and exporters to Southeast Asia, Japan and the Middle East as Ming emperors forbade the export of Chinese ceramics from 1368-1487, a period known as the Ming Gap. During the 14th and 15th centuries, Sawankhalok kilns produced a huge range of shapes and glazes derived from earlier Thai traditions and influences from China, Vietnam and Cambodia to produce their own unique creations. Scholarship about ceramics of this period has been expanded greatly by maritime studies of the many Southeast Asian shipwrecks conducted by the late Roxanna Brown.

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  • Antique Large Sawankhalok Stoneware Lidded Bowl, Thailand (3168GOM) $215

    H: 4.25”  Dia: 5″ | FREE SHIPPING

    This finely designed 14/15th century globular stoneware box resting on a short foot has an olive-brown glazed lotus bud handle surrounded by radiating radiating olive-brown and lightly glazed petals above a band of geometric shapes. The body is lyrically ornamented with an intricate scroll of white, light glazed and incised colored branches and florals on an olive-brown glaze background. Its fine appearance is a result of the unusual lovely olive-brown surface with a glaze applied sparsely in some areas and thicker in others to offset the vegetal scrolls.


  • Antique Sawankhalok Glazed Stoneware Lidded Bowl, Thailand (1001BLC) $295

    H: 4.25”  W: 4.325”  D: 2.25” | FREE SHIPPING

    This gazed stoneware lidded bowl rests on a solid well-cut foot and has a close-fitting cover. The lid’s center has a lotus bud handle with a surrounding linear medallion on the top. Alternating panels have underglaze brown crosshatching and vegetal scrolls beginning on the lid, continuing below to the body and each pane separated by a series of vertical and circular lines.

  • Antique Sawankhalok Lidded Bowl, Fruit Stem Handle, Thailand (3170BLE) $385

    Ht. 3.375”  Dia 4.625″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This charm of this 14/15th century stoneware Sawankhalok lidded jar is its elegant mangosteen shape, the use of alternating vibrant cream and brown glazes and stylized incised floral and geometric designs. The lid has a curved stem handle and a round raised calyx, a circle of radiating leaf-like projections that protects a developing flower and represents a mangosteen, the delicious sweet tropical fruit loved throughout Southeast Asia. Concentric raised circles surround the calyx and the body is decorated with a band of incised vegetal scrolls.

  • Antique Sawankhalok Stoneware Lidded Bowl, Thailand (3169BLE) $325

    H: 4.75”  Dia: 5.25” | FREE SHIPPING

    This 14/15th century round lidded Sawankhalok stoneware bowl rests on a brown glazed foot and is intricately decorated with green and beige glazes. A brown lotus bud handle tops the lid surrounded  by hand-painted decorative circles of alternating narrow and wide brown lines. It is elegantly decorated with underglaze black vines and vegetal scrolls on the lid and body atop circular bands on which small amounts of grey-green glaze have dripped.


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