Covered box

citation

Small covered box with domed lid, knob shaped like a stem and calyx of mangosteen
Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
Glaze: translucent; milky blue where thick.
Decoration: painted in underglaze iron, four panels overlapping seam, 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: 5 x 6.3 x 6.3 cm (1 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
Accession Number
F1986.51a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), brown and black glaze, 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 3 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

Small covered box with domed lid, knob shaped like a stem and calyx of mangosteen
Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
Glaze: translucent; milky blue where thick.
Decoration: painted in underglaze iron, four panels overlapping seam, 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