Jar

Small jar with long straight neck, high shoulder, and tall splayed foot.
Clay: chalky, off-white.
Glaze: clear, ivory-toned, crackled and flaking, especially on lower body. Interior glazed; base unglazed.
Decoration: none.
Mark: none.

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Historical period(s)
Lan Na period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with clear glaze
Style
Kalong ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.1 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
Geography
Northern Thailand, Chiang Rai province, Wiang Papao district, Kalong kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Kalong ware, Lan Na period (1251 - 1774), stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1958
Dean Frasché, collected in 1958 from Djakarta, Indonesia. [1]

To 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 7 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

Small jar with long straight neck, high shoulder, and tall splayed foot.
Clay: chalky, off-white.
Glaze: clear, ivory-toned, crackled and flaking, especially on lower body. Interior glazed; base unglazed.
Decoration: none.
Mark: none.

Published References
  • Roxanna M. Brown. The Ceramics of South-East Asia: Their Dating and Identification. Oxford in Asia Studies in Ceramics, 2nd edition. Singapore and New York. .
  • Dean Frasché. Southeast Asian Ceramics: Ninth through Seventeenth Centuries. New York. .
  • John C. Shaw. Northern Thai Ceramics., 2nd Edition. Chiang Mai, Thailand. pp. 36-59.
  • Thai Pottery and Ceramics: Collected Articles from the Journal of the Siam Society, 1922-1980., 1st Edition. Bangkok. pp. 59-82.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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