This jar is in excellent condition with no repairs. All three ring handles are intact and the patina has beautiful coloration. The lid is original which is very rare as these were often lost or broken. The limited presence of marine growth or ‘sea decoration’ as seen in the photos adds to the charm and history of the piece.
This is a rare opportunity to own a 15th Century Sukhothai ceramic vessel in a market where most of the recovered antique Sawankhalok ceramics have disappeared. To find a piece in such wonderful condition with its original lid is very fortunate. A certificate of authenticity will be provided with this piece.
The ship was loaded with some 20,000 ceramic vessels, including the finest 15thC celadon wares and stoneware from Sukhothai ever seen. Only about 20% of the cargo was recoverable, with 2,000 pieces going to the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur. Most intact pieces have now been acquired by museums and private collectors around the world.
Height: 24cm, 9.5in
Diameter: 16cm, 6.3 in
Weight: 1.5 kg / 3 pounds
Period: 15th century