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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Geography

    Sawankhalok kilns or Maenam Noi kilns, Sukhothai or Singburi province, Central Thailand
  • Material

    Unglazed stoneware
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (overall): 6 x 5.1 x 6.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 x 2 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Miniature kendi with tall neck, projecting flange below mouth, flattened body, large spout, and tall straight foot with inset base.
    Clay: black, well fused.
    Glaze: none.
    Decoration: none.
    Mark: none.
  • Provenance

    From 1959 to 1989
    Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Ayutthaya, Thailand, in 1959 [1]
    From 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 1 in the object record: "Collected by the donor at Ayutthaya, Thailand, in 1959."
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia (April 1, 2007 to December 4, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dean Frasché (1906-1994)
  • Origin

    Sawankhalok kilns or Maenam Noi kilns, Sukhothai or Singburi province, Central Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dean Frasché
  • Type

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