Covered box with incised decoration

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 8.8 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm (3 7/16 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Small glazed box, squat round in shape, with small knobbed lid. Glazed stoneware with incised floral and linear decoration, brown/black glaze and yellow glaze over white slip.
  • Provenance

    From 1966-70 to 1994
    Ken J.J. Baars, Surrey, England, acquired in Southeast Asia from a private source. [1]
    From 1994
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ken J.J. Baars, Surrey, England. [2]
    [1] According object record notes, Ken J.J. Baars acquired the object from a private source in Southeast Asia between 1966 and 1970 while he was working on geophysical fieldwork for the Royal Dutch Shell Company. It was shipped to Holland in 1970 with the rest of his collection when his contract with the Brunei Shell Company ended.
    [2] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ken J.J. Baars
  • Origin

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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