Antieke Potten en Kruiken
Bij ons staat deze voorraad antieke aardewerken kruiken, opgedoken uit een Chinese jonk in wat vroeger de haven van Rajburi (Thailand) was. Deze Chinese handelsboot had meer dan 400 jaar op de zeebodem gelegen met aan boord honderden potten uit de Sukhothai, Ayutthaya Cing en Tang dynastie.

Historische Achtergrond  |  History of the Antique Pottery
918. Thailand, Ayutthaya pottery set lids originating from the Ayutthaya culture in Thailand. These are the main remnants of the daily utensils of the people. The pots have been tested for authenticity using thermo-luminescence testing.
Dating indicates the pieces are from around 1351-1762 AD.

Condition: Excellent condition for their age. The pottery pots have a XX hatching or incising on the exterior surface for decoration.

Provenance: From a Dutch Collection. Collected by missionaries living in the region between 1955-1969. They were brought to the Netherlands in 1981.

Ayutthaya (full name Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thai: also spelled “Ayudhya”) city is the capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand.
Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River, the city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong, who went there to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam.
Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It is estimated that Ayutthaya by the year 1600 CE had a population of about 300.000, with the population perhaps reaching 1.000.000 around 1700 CE, making it one of the world’s largest cities at that time, when it was sometimes known as the “Venice of the East”.

In 1767, the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, resulting in the collapse of the kingdom. The ruins of the old city are preserved in the Ayutthaya historical park, which is recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ruins, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of the city’s past splendor. Modern Ayutthaya was re-founded a few kilometers to the east. (Source: Wikipedia)

These unglazed jars from the Ayutthaya period 17th – 18th C were recovered in the Gulf of Thailand off Sattahip, Chonburi.
Besides pots and jars, Sangkhalok ceramics were also used as architectural ornaments particularly in the Sukhothai period.
De kruiken zijn in de jaren ’55-’69 opgedoken en verzameld door missionarissen in de regio en in musea terecht gekomen. Een deel ervan is in 1981 naar Nederland verscheept en mogen wij nu te koop aanbieden
Er zijn verschillende vormen en maten en je begrijpt dat iedere pot en kruik uniek is.
De verkoopprijzen varieren bij ons van € 50-75 per stuk.
Het is ook mogelijk een grotere partij bij ons in te kopen voor wederverkoop
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