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Ewer in form of a goose with spout

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 15th-mid 16th century
  • Geography

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze; metal repair
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 9 x 7.2 x 10.9 cm (3 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 4 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1989.54
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1989.54

Object Details

  • Description

    Small ewer in shape of a goose (hamsa) with tail-shaped handle, bird-head spout, elongated neck with wide rim, carved foot
    CLAY: reddish brown
    GLAZE: green glaze with granular white occlusions, shinier on one side of bird than the other, probably underfired; glaze collecting in thick drops at foot; interior and base unglazed
    DECORATION: incised detailing on head, wings, and tail; eyes added as relief modeling
    MARK: none
    CONDITION: broken beak/spout repaired with silvery metal
  • Provenance

    From 1957
    Dean Frasché, collected in 1957 from Sawankhalok, Thailand. [1]
    To 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Curatorial Remark 5 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

    Vessel
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