Figure of a parrot

Small figure of a sitting parrot
Clay: light gray with black speckles
Glaze: mottled iron glaze, ochre to chocolate, over breast and sides, with mottled olive-green ash glaze down center of back and milky white glaze on beak, wings, and tail; base unglazed
Decoration: eyes applied as beads of clay; incised details on beak, wings, tail, and claws

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, mid 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron and opaque white glazes
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.8 x 2.2 x 4.2 cm (1 1/2 x 7/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: parrot

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

From 1964
Dean Frasché, purchased in 1964 from Sukhothai, Thailand. [1]

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

Notes:

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

Small figure of a sitting parrot
Clay: light gray with black speckles
Glaze: mottled iron glaze, ochre to chocolate, over breast and sides, with mottled olive-green ash glaze down center of back and milky white glaze on beak, wings, and tail; base unglazed
Decoration: eyes applied as beads of clay; incised details on beak, wings, tail, and claws

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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