Lot 56: Ban Chiang Pottery Red Decorated Vessel

Artemis Gallery

November 7, 2016
Louisville, CO, US

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Description: Southeast Asia, Thailand, Ban Chiang, ca. 300 BCE. A beautiful bichrome pottery vessel with a rounded globular body and raised flat rim atop a petite pedestal on a flared foot. Adding to this impressive form is the finely painted decoration comprised of sinuous red lines meandering across the surface, punctuated by concentric red circular motifs, all beneath concentric red bands on a white ground that is also impressed or incised with wavy vertical striations. A lovely example from the ancients of Southeast Asia. Size: 6.25" in diameter x 5.5" H (15.9 cm x 14 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private Minnesotta collection

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Condition Report: Body reattached to pedestal. Repairs to rim and lower end of body. A few nick to base. Still an attractive piece with a well-preserved painted decorative program.
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