Export ceramics like this piece were produced by the kingdom of Ayuthaya in present-day Thailand between the 14th and 16th century, probably in the brick constructed kilns of Sawankhalok near Sukhothai. Recovery from shipwrecks carrying Thai ware present us with these pieces today. Thai ceramics were very popular as export items and probably competed as more affordable versions of highly valued Chinese wares on the Philippine markets (this piece too was found in the Philippines). No matter where the wares travel, they can be traced to Thailand by their course texture and their dark color dotted with black specks. This teacup has a nice footrim that has not suffered any chips. The teacup is in very fine condition and has no cracks.