Jar

Small jar with conical neck, flattened body, and flat base.
Clay: buff with black speckles.
Glaze: clear, lustrous, reaching to near foot; interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze iron; wide single line around neck below rim; triple line around shoulder and triple line below midpoint of body defining panel of overlapping petal motifs.
Mark: none.

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Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under clear glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 3.3 x 4.1 cm (1 5/16 x 1 5/8 in)
Geography
North-central Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Sawankhalok kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.43
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), clear glaze, iron pigment, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1964 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired from an unidentified shop in Sukhothai, Thailand, in 1964 [1]

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

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 4 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

Small jar with conical neck, flattened body, and flat base.
Clay: buff with black speckles.
Glaze: clear, lustrous, reaching to near foot; interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze iron; wide single line around neck below rim; triple line around shoulder and triple line below midpoint of body defining panel of overlapping petal motifs.
Mark: none.

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