Covered box

citation

Small round box with domed lid, mangosteen fruit stalk handle with four sepals, rounded base, flat bottom.
Clay: coarse, buff to orange, with black specks.
Glaze: clear, brittle glaze on outside of body and lid; caramel glaze on handle; matte brown glaze inside body; inside of lid, lower body, and base unglazed. Decomposition on body only; lid and body may not match.
Decoration: in iron pigment, under glaze. Two lines circling handle of lid; lower lid and upper body decorated with undulating line and circles; two lines below design, coinciding with lower edge of glaze.

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: 3 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm (1 3/16 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.44a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

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

From 1959
Dean Frasché, collected in 1959 from Sawankhalok kiln site, 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 round box with domed lid, mangosteen fruit stalk handle with four sepals, rounded base, flat bottom.
Clay: coarse, buff to orange, with black specks.
Glaze: clear, brittle glaze on outside of body and lid; caramel glaze on handle; matte brown glaze inside body; inside of lid, lower body, and base unglazed. Decomposition on body only; lid and body may not match.
Decoration: in iron pigment, under glaze. Two lines circling handle of lid; lower lid and upper body decorated with undulating line and circles; two lines below design, coinciding with lower edge of glaze.

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

Copyright with museum