Thai ceramics of the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries
lecture by Anne Fort, curator of heritage, responsible for Vietnam and Central Asia at the Cernuschi Museum.
Until the twentieth century, Thai ceramics from the 14th-17th centuries were supposed to be Chinese. From the beginning of the 20th century, kilns in central and northern Thailand were rediscovered. However, at the kiln sites, the intact parts are rare, most of the discoveries being cooking refuse. In the second half of the twentieth century, necropolises in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand itself delivered ceramics of Thai origin. At the same time, underwater excavations of commercial ship wrecks have also resulted in a better understanding of shipping routes, cargo loading sites and the various ports of destination.
Beginning 2019, thanks to the generosity of Mr. Bordenave, a large donation of 80 ceramic objects allowed to open the collections of the museum Cernuschi to this field not represented until now.