Ewer with spout in the form of an elephant

Small ewer with elephant-headed spout, upright neck with everted rim, and carved foot
CLAY: gray with black speckles
GLAZE: opaque white glaze on neck and sculpted details of elephant features; mottled medium-brown glaze on body and elephant head; interior and base unglazed
DECORATION: relief modeled details of elephant head and tail, with cord binding “body” at midpoint
MARK: none

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with white and iron glazes
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7.3 x 7.4 x 9.3 cm (2 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 11/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.55
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Ewer

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), brown and black glaze, elephant, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, white glaze, 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 6 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 ewer with elephant-headed spout, upright neck with everted rim, and carved foot
CLAY: gray with black speckles
GLAZE: opaque white glaze on neck and sculpted details of elephant features; mottled medium-brown glaze on body and elephant head; interior and base unglazed
DECORATION: relief modeled details of elephant head and tail, with cord binding "body" at midpoint
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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