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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze and iron pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm (1 3/16 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Small round box with domed lid, mangosteen fruit stalk handle with four sepals, rounded base, flat bottom.
    Clay: coarse, buff to orange, with black specks.
    Glaze: clear, brittle glaze on outside of body and lid; caramel glaze on handle; matte brown glaze inside body; inside of lid, lower body, and base unglazed. Decomposition on body only; lid and body may not match.
    Decoration: in iron pigment, under glaze. Two lines circling handle of lid; lower lid and upper body decorated with undulating line and circles; two lines below design, coinciding with lower edge of glaze.
  • Provenance

    From 1959
    Dean Frasché, collected in 1959 from Sawankhalok kiln site, Thailand. [1]
    To 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dean Frasché (1906-1994)
  • Origin

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dean Frasché
  • Type

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