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Southeast Asian Ceramics & Pottery

Southeast Asia boasts a celebrated and diverse history of ceramics spanning more than four millennia. From the prehistoric era to the present, vessels of remarkable quality have been produced throughout mainland Southeast Asia. The painted Bronze Age ceramics from Northern Thailand rank among the most prized examples of the region today.

The origin of advanced pottery techniques over the last two millennia led to the foundation of numerous traditions. Artisanal ceramic shops in Vietnam emerged in the era of Han Dynasty (circa 200 B.C.) control, and Vietnam became Southeast Asia’s leader in ceramic production during this time. After vanquishing the Chinese, the region developed their own distinctive tradition of pottery over the next several hundred years.


Quick Facts

  • During the Ming Dynasty (1364-1644 C.E.), insular trade policies and a resulting moratorium on ceramic exports allowed native pottery traditions to evolve and flourish. This is commonly known as the “Ming Gap”
  • The Ming Gap led to what is known as the golden age of Thai classic celadon (1424-1487 C.E.), identified by its distinctive green glaze
  • Historical research of Southeast Asian pottery has grown over the last 30 years due to the discovery of over 120 shipwrecks off the coasts of Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines

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NOVAL, LIBORIO (CUBAN, 1934-2012). PORTRAIT OF FIDEL CASTRO...
Nov 20, 10:00 AM CST
NOVAL, LIBORIO (CUBAN, 1934-2012). PORTRAIT OF FIDEL CASTRO...
by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$7501 Bid
Jarre avec couvercle [25]
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Jarre avec couvercle [25]
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2001 Bid
China Vietnam 2 porcelain vases, white blue, 19th C. Sizes: H =150mm L =75mm Weight (K): 0
Oct 31, 10:00 AM CET
China Vietnam 2 porcelain vases, white blue, 19th C. Sizes: H =150mm L =75mm Weight (K): 0
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
A PR OF 15TH C. VIETNAMESE SMALL CELADON BOWLS
Nov 12, 11:00 AM EST
A PR OF 15TH C. VIETNAMESE SMALL CELADON BOWLS
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Bol
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Bol
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Bol et coupelle
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Bol et coupelle
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
Trois assiettes
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Trois assiettes
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Jarre à quatre anses
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Jarre à quatre anses
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Jarre cylindrique avec couvercle
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Jarre cylindrique avec couvercle
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
Petite jarre cylindrique
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Petite jarre cylindrique
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €150- €250
€1500 Bids
Lot de deux bols à aumône
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Lot de deux bols à aumône
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €150- €250
€1500 Bids
Très rare lave pinceau en forme
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Très rare lave pinceau en forme
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €150- €250
€1500 Bids
Bol à aumône
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Bol à aumône
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Bol à décor floral
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Bol à décor floral
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Pot
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Pot
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Rare fourneau et ses deux récipients conçus à la même échelle
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Rare fourneau et ses deux récipients conçus à la même échelle
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Vase hu
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Vase hu
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
Jarre
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Jarre
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
Jarre
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Jarre
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
Pot
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Pot
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Bassin à ouverture rétracté
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Bassin à ouverture rétracté
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
Lot de trois pots coniques
Nov 17, 2:00 PM CET
Lot de trois pots coniques
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Southeast Asian Ceramics & Pottery


Cornette de Saint-Cyr

Cornette de Saint-Cyr

Weschler's

Weschler's

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.

Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.