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12/12 20:17 EST

A 16th Century Sawankhalok Covered Bowl
December 2012 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This is a very striking 16th covered bowl from Northern Thailand. It has an incised design in brown glaze over a whitish glaze base. The design is that of phoenix birds - both standing and flying. The top cover and the shoulders of the bowl have a design of a band of triangular points pointing towards the center finial.

There are four carrying lugs on the sides that must have been used to string a rope to carry a number of such bowls. One wonders what it might have contained...

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