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At A Glance

  • Period

    9th century
  • Geography

    Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.6 x 5.6 x 5.6 cm (1 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Covered box (a) with domed lid (b), straight sides widening slightly toward top, and rounded base.
    Clay: light gray with areas of reddish-brown oxidation on base and edges, indicating position of clay balls used to separate lid and body during firing.
    Glaze: transluscent, thin olive green, scratched and abraded; three large round stacking scars on base.
    Decoration: none.
    Mark: none.
  • Provenance

    From 1957
    Dean Frasché, collected in 1957 from Nakorn Kasem, Bangkok, Thailand. [1]
    To 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 2 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

    Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dean Frasché
  • Type

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