Cup

Small conical cup with narrow mouth, plain rim, broad base, and carved foot
CLAY: dark reddish-brown; circular black scar on base inside footrim
GLAZE: milky, blue-gray where thick; covering outside over foot and bottom of inside; base unglazed
DECORATION: in underglaze iron; four lines below rim; vinescrolls enclosing three large full-face flowers with twisting petals; four lines above the foot.
MARK: none

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Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under translucent glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 x 7 x 7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.49
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup

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

From 1957
Dean Frasché, collected in 1957 from Sawankhalok, 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 conical cup with narrow mouth, plain rim, broad base, and carved foot
CLAY: dark reddish-brown; circular black scar on base inside footrim
GLAZE: milky, blue-gray where thick; covering outside over foot and bottom of inside; base unglazed
DECORATION: in underglaze iron; four lines below rim; vinescrolls enclosing three large full-face flowers with twisting petals; four lines above the foot.
MARK: none

Published References
  • Dean FraschĂ©. Southeast Asian Ceramics: Ninth through Seventeenth Centuries. New York. p. 72, fig. 33.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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