Figure of a nesting bird

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Small figure of a nesting bird
Clay: medium brown stoneware with black speckles
Glaze: mottled iron glaze, ranging from ochre to chocolate in color, covering upper portion of figure, ending irregularly, partially covering base
Decoration: eyes applied as beads of clay
Mark: none

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.1 x 6.2 x 5.2 cm (1 5/8 x 2 7/16 x 2 1/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.35
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: bird

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), bird, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1964
Dean Frasché, purchased in 1964 from Sukhothai, Thailand. [1]

To 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 4 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 figure of a nesting bird
Clay: medium brown stoneware with black speckles
Glaze: mottled iron glaze, ranging from ochre to chocolate in color, covering upper portion of figure, ending irregularly, partially covering base
Decoration: eyes applied as beads of clay
Mark: none

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

Copyright with museum