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Northern Thai Ceramics – Nan – Shaw Collection

Kilns near Nan were first reported in 1982. Bor Suak, judging by the number of wasters, must have been a major production site. Historically and stylistically the wares appear to be related to those of Phayao. No pieces are reported … Continue reading

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Northern Thai Ceramics – Phan – Shaw Collection

The kilns of Phan are situated in two groups, they are well constructed from bricks some six meters long. Only celadon wares were made and production may have been around the year 1500 and relatively short lived. * * * … Continue reading

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Northern Thai Ceramics – Lampang – Shaw Collection

Three kiln sites have been reported around Lampang making coarse brown/black glazed stoneware and also, at one of the sites, celadon wares not unlike those produced at Phayao. Near Wat Chedi Sow some 20 brick-built kilns were found in 1960 … Continue reading

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Northern Thai Ceramics – Phayao – Shaw Collection

The Kingdom of Phayao was flourishing by the thirteenth century, when fine stone Buddha statues were produced. Several unexplored vieng with earthen walls and moats lie in the neighbourhood of the present city and at least three kiln areas are … Continue reading

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Sukothai Town Ceramics – Shaw Collection

There is some confusion over nomenclature. High fired glazed ceramics were produced in the old Kingdom of Sukothai at Sisatchanalai, Pitsanuloke and near the city of Sukothai. Here the last are refered to as Sukothai Town wares. Some have called … Continue reading

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