Covered box

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Covered box with flattened lid and bud-shaped knob.
Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
Glaze: translucent, bluish where thick; spill of extra glaze down one side of body; inside of lid, base and foot unglazed.
Decoration: incised concentric grooves around knob and base of body; painted in underglaze iron, radiating pointed forms on lid and vinescroll on body.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under translucent glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 18.8 x 13 x 13 cm (7 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
Accession Number
F1986.45a-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 ca. 1968
Dorothy M. Slak, acquired ca. 1968 from Jakarta, Indonesia. [1]

From 1986
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dorothy M. Slak, Sarasota, Florida. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Slak

Description

Covered box with flattened lid and bud-shaped knob.
Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
Glaze: translucent, bluish where thick; spill of extra glaze down one side of body; inside of lid, base and foot unglazed.
Decoration: incised concentric grooves around knob and base of body; painted in underglaze iron, radiating pointed forms on lid and vinescroll on body.
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum