Lidded box with knob handle, made in Thailand 14th century.

These delightful boxes with their loose almost abstract brush work have all the qualities that Bernard Leach found so attractive. Consummate skill with out ego The pots of this area were long over looked by collectors. I include this example because it was a pot similar to this that is said to have been the inspiration for the following marmalade jar by Bernard Leach,

height 11.0cm
diameter 11.5cm
Stoneware, light grey body , grey celadon over a white slip brush decoration.
Private Collection

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