Figure of a nesting hen

Figure of nesting hen.
Clay: light gray stoneware.
Glaze: mottled caramel brown, covering upper portion of figure; lower portion and base unglazed.
Decoration: eyes applied as clay pellets; wings applied and incised with details; two applied chicks (?) on back; incised detail on tail.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, mid 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 5.8 x 4.6 x 5.4 cm (2 5/16 x 1 13/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Geography
North-central Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.51
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: chicken

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), brown and black glaze, chicken, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1957 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Sawankhalok, Thailand, in 1957 [1]

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

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 3 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

Figure of nesting hen.
Clay: light gray stoneware.
Glaze: mottled caramel brown, covering upper portion of figure; lower portion and base unglazed.
Decoration: eyes applied as clay pellets; wings applied and incised with details; two applied chicks (?) on back; incised detail on tail.
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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