Covered box

Small round box with domed lid, mangosteen fruit stalk handle with four sepals, rounded base, flat bottom.
Clay: coarse, light brown with black speckles.
Glaze: clear, shiny on outside of lid and upper body; caramel glaze over handle; brown glaze inside body; inside of lid, lower body, and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze iron.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under clear glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.7 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm (1 1/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.46a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

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

From 1959
Dean Frasché, collected in 1959 from Sawankhalok kiln site, Thailand. [1]

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

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 3 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 round box with domed lid, mangosteen fruit stalk handle with four sepals, rounded base, flat bottom.
Clay: coarse, light brown with black speckles.
Glaze: clear, shiny on outside of lid and upper body; caramel glaze over handle; brown glaze inside body; inside of lid, lower body, and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze iron.
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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