Kendi

Miniature kendi with tall neck, projecting flange below mouth, flattened body, large spout, and tall straight foot with inset base.
Clay: black, well fused.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: none.
Mark: none.

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Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Style
Sawankhalok or Maenam Noi ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 6 x 5.1 x 6.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 x 2 7/16 in)
Geography
Central Thailand, Sukhothai or Singburi province, Sawankhalok kilns or Maenam Noi kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.34
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Kendi

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), Maenam Noi ware, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, unglazed, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1959 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Ayutthaya, Thailand, in 1959 [1]

From 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 1 in the object record: "Collected by the donor at Ayutthaya, Thailand, in 1959."

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

Miniature kendi with tall neck, projecting flange below mouth, flattened body, large spout, and tall straight foot with inset base.
Clay: black, well fused.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: none.
Mark: none.

Published References
  • Butterfield & Butterfield. Treasures from the Hoi An Hoard: Important Vietnamese Ceramics from a Late 15th/Early 16th Century Cargo. 2 vols., San Francisco and Los Angeles. .
  • John C. Shaw. Introducing Thai Ceramics: Also Burmese and Khmer., 1st edition. Chiang Mai, Thailand. .
  • Chaaruuk Wilaykaeu. Tao Maenam Noi 2. Bangkok. cover, p. 64, figs. 1-3.
  • Sayan Phraichanchit. Raingan kansamruat lae khutkhon Tao Maenam Noi: Tambon ChĹ“ng Klat, AmphĹ“ Bang Rachan, Changwat Singburi. Bangkok. p. 19.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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