Covered box

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Covered box with domed lid, knob in shape of fruit stem and calyx.
Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
Glaze: clear, slightly greenish. Inside of lid and foot unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze iron: knob brown; six radiating panels on lid, repeated on body, filled alternately with cross-hatching and foliage
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze and iron pigment under clear glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.4 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm (3 11/16 x 5 x 5 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
Accession Number
F1986.49a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), 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 6 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 domed lid, knob in shape of fruit stem and calyx.
Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
Glaze: clear, slightly greenish. Inside of lid and foot unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze iron: knob brown; six radiating panels on lid, repeated on body, filled alternately with cross-hatching and foliage
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum