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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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A BROWN-GLAZED HUMANOID STONEWARE JAR, ANGKOR PERIOD
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
A BROWN-GLAZED HUMANOID STONEWARE JAR, ANGKOR PERIOD
by Galerie Zacke
Est: €400- €800
€4001 Bid
A Large Collection Vintage Javanese Sarongs with Traditional Natural Foral Hand Dyed Motifs
Jun 26, 6:00 PM AEST
A Large Collection Vintage Javanese Sarongs with Traditional Natural Foral Hand Dyed Motifs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD200- AUD400
AUD1001 Bid
A blue and white Annamese (Vietnam) dish
Jun 26, 8:00 PM CEST
A blue and white Annamese (Vietnam) dish
by Venduehuis der Notarissen
Est: €300- €500
€1000 Bids
15th C. Thai Sawankhalok Glazed Roof Tile Mythical Makara
Jun 27, 8:00 AM MDT
15th C. Thai Sawankhalok Glazed Roof Tile Mythical Makara
by Artemis Gallery
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$8000 Bids
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WASSERKRUG
Jun 25, 11:00 AM CEST
WASSERKRUG
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF100- CHF120
CHF1000 Bids
A LARGE CÉLADON GLAZED SWANKHALOK CERAMIC BOWL
Jun 27, 11:00 AM CEST
A LARGE CÉLADON GLAZED SWANKHALOK CERAMIC BOWL
by Bertolami Fine Art s.r.l.
Est: €400- €500
€3000 Bids
Benjarong, indonesisch, rot-grün-weiß gemustert, Spitz zulaufender Deckel.
Jun 29, 11:00 AM CEST
Benjarong, indonesisch, rot-grün-weiß gemustert, Spitz zulaufender Deckel.
by Auktionshaus Karrenbauer
Est: €80- €180
€400 Bids
A MEHRGARH TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A SEATED MOTHER GODDESS, INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
A MEHRGARH TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A SEATED MOTHER GODDESS, INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION
by Galerie Zacke
Est: €300- €600
€3000 Bids
A BROWN-GLAZED STONEWARE LIME JAR IN THE FORM OF A CAPARISONED ELEPHANT, ANGKOR PERIOD
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
A BROWN-GLAZED STONEWARE LIME JAR IN THE FORM OF A CAPARISONED ELEPHANT, ANGKOR PERIOD
by Galerie Zacke
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€1,0000 Bids
A PAIR OF SAWANKHALOK CERAMIC CANDLE HOLDERS
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
A PAIR OF SAWANKHALOK CERAMIC CANDLE HOLDERS
by Galerie Zacke
Est: €500- €1,000
€5000 Bids
A BROWN GLAZED STONEWAR MARTABAN JAR, SOUTHEAST ASIA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
A BROWN GLAZED STONEWAR MARTABAN JAR, SOUTHEAST ASIA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
by Galerie Zacke
Est: €500- €1,000
€5000 Bids
A GLAZED POTTERY TILE DEPICTING THE TWO DAUGHTERS OF MARA, PEGU KINGDOM, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
A GLAZED POTTERY TILE DEPICTING THE TWO DAUGHTERS OF MARA, PEGU KINGDOM, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
by Galerie Zacke
Est: €2,000- €4,000
€2,0000 Bids
A BLUE AND WHITE BOX WITH COVER, VIETNAM 15-16世紀 越南青花花卉紋蓋盒
Jul 06, 1:00 PM CST
A BLUE AND WHITE BOX WITH COVER, VIETNAM 15-16世紀 越南青花花卉紋蓋盒
by Ethereal Auctioneers
Est: NT$5,000- NT$10,000
NT$5,0000 Bids
Ancient Southeast Asian Pottery Bowl
Jul 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Ancient Southeast Asian Pottery Bowl
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
A BLUE AND WHITE BIRD JAR , VIETNAM 15-16世紀 越南青花鳥食罐
Jul 06, 1:00 PM CST
A BLUE AND WHITE BIRD JAR , VIETNAM 15-16世紀 越南青花鳥食罐
by Ethereal Auctioneers
Est: NT$5,000- NT$10,000
NT$5,0000 Bids
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, NEIFU MARK, VIETNAM 阮朝 「內府」款越南青花鳳紋碗
Jul 06, 1:00 PM CST
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, NEIFU MARK, VIETNAM 阮朝 「內府」款越南青花鳳紋碗
by Ethereal Auctioneers
Est: NT$5,000- NT$10,000
NT$5,0000 Bids
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, VIETNAM 阮朝 「內府」款越南青花龍紋碗
Jul 06, 1:00 PM CST
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, VIETNAM 阮朝 「內府」款越南青花龍紋碗
by Ethereal Auctioneers
Est: NT$20,000- NT$40,000
NT$20,0000 Bids
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL WITH NEI-FU MARK, VIETNAM 阮朝 「內府」款越南青花人物碗
Jul 06, 1:00 PM CST
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL WITH NEI-FU MARK, VIETNAM 阮朝 「內府」款越南青花人物碗
by Ethereal Auctioneers
Est: NT$5,000- NT$10,000
NT$5,0000 Bids
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL WITH NEI-FU MARK, VIETNAM 阮朝 「內府」款越南青花龍紋碗
Jul 06, 1:00 PM CST
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL WITH NEI-FU MARK, VIETNAM 阮朝 「內府」款越南青花龍紋碗
by Ethereal Auctioneers
Est: NT$5,000- NT$10,000
NT$5,0000 Bids

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