Figure of a parrot

citation

Small figure of a sitting parrot
Clay: light gray with black speckles
Glaze: mottled iron glaze, ochre to chocolate, over breast and sides, with mottled olive-green ash glaze down center of back and milky white glaze on beak, wings, and tail; base unglazed
Decoration: eyes applied as beads of clay; incised details on beak, wings, tail, and claws

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron and opaque white glazes
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.8 x 2.2 x 4.2 cm (1 1/2 x 7/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: parrot

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), parrot, 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 sitting parrot
Clay: light gray with black speckles
Glaze: mottled iron glaze, ochre to chocolate, over breast and sides, with mottled olive-green ash glaze down center of back and milky white glaze on beak, wings, and tail; base unglazed
Decoration: eyes applied as beads of clay; incised details on beak, wings, tail, and claws

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

Copyright with museum