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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

    Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and opaque white glazes
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.7 x 10.1 x 10.1 cm (3 1/16 x 4 x 4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Covered box with domed lid and bud-shaped knob.
    Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
    Glaze: thin, transparent, crackled, somewhat degraded, greenish where thick on interior of body. Inside of lid, base and foot unglazed. Semicircular pontil scar on base.
    Decoration: painted in underglaze iron: concentric circles surrounding knob; vinescroll with large fanciful leaves, dotted background filling edge of lid and wall of body, overlapping seam; three horizontal lines at lower edge of vinescroll design.
    Mark: none.
  • Provenance

    From ca. 1968
    Dorothy M. Slak, acquired ca. 1968 from Jakarta, Indonesia. [1]
    From 1986
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dorothy M. Slak, Sarasota, Florida. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ms. Dorothy M. Slak
  • Origin

    Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
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