Covered box

Covered box (a) with domed lid (b), straight sides widening slightly toward top, and rounded base.
Clay: light gray with areas of reddish-brown oxidation on base and edges, indicating position of clay balls used to separate lid and body during firing.
Glaze: transluscent, thin olive green, scratched and abraded; three large round stacking scars on base.
Decoration: none.
Mark: none.

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Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 9th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Yue ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.6 x 5.6 x 5.6 cm (1 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Zhejiang province
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.4a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

Keywords
China, green glaze, stoneware, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance, Yue ware
Provenance

From 1957
Dean Frasché, collected in 1957 from Nakorn Kasem, Bangkok, Thailand. [1]

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

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 2 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

Covered box (a) with domed lid (b), straight sides widening slightly toward top, and rounded base.
Clay: light gray with areas of reddish-brown oxidation on base and edges, indicating position of clay balls used to separate lid and body during firing.
Glaze: transluscent, thin olive green, scratched and abraded; three large round stacking scars on base.
Decoration: none.
Mark: none.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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