Rattle in the shape of a duck

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th-17th century
  • Geography

    Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Earthenware with white and iron glazes
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.2 x 6.2 x 10.2 cm (2 13/16 x 2 7/16 x 4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Small mold-formed rattle in the shape of a duck.
    Clay: buff, soft (not fused). Molded in piece-mold. Air holes in center of back, underside of back.
    Glaze: thin, matte white glaze on head and body, accented with thin, matte carmel-brown glaze.
    Decoration: molded details of eyes, feathers, wings, tail, and feet.
  • Provenance

    From ?
    Dean Frasché, collected in 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

    Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dean Frasché
  • Type

    Musical Instrument
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