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Posted 2 years ago

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Lukeleppky
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Hi
Picked this up while I was in Thailand and I would like to know more about it!
There is no markings on it what so ever and it looks like it is made of clay with a glaze!
I find the four loops on the top interesting and I am guessing they were used to seal the cork or bung!
Any info would be helpfull !

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  1. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi Luke, the four loops, or 'lugs' are typical of water vessels, and were used for ropes so that the vessel can be thrown into a stream and filled. The vessel is then suspended from a frame for use. But this one is very small and may be intended for some other purpose, or may be ornamental. Regards, Jim
  2. Lukeleppky, 2 years ago
    Thanks Jim,
    Any idea of age?
  3. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi Luke, the impurities in the glaze were likely there when the vessel was fired and aren't an indicator of age. I would guess it's relatively new, late 20th century, but it needs someone familiar with Thai porcelain to provide a better answer.
    Best wishes, Jim
  4. Lukeleppky, 2 years ago
    Hi Jim
    Yes there are a few brown almost rust like pits in the glaze which may or may not be an indicator of age.
    I spoke to a gentleman who referred to it as a five clawed dragon which is Chinese not Thai.
    So I think OR I am more like guessing its Chinese not Thai.
    I have bought a lot of antique Chinese related items at the Sefpua Road (not the right spelling) market in Bangkok so I would not be surprised if it was from China.
    I read that it might be a trade jar but I am still at a loss!
    Thanks again for your input every bit helps!
    Luke

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