Figure of a nesting hen

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Figure of nesting hen.
Clay: light gray stoneware.
Glaze: mottled caramel brown, covering upper portion of figure; lower portion and base unglazed.
Decoration: eyes applied as clay pellets; wings applied and incised with details; two applied chicks (?) on back; incised detail on tail.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, mid 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 5.8 x 4.6 x 5.4 cm (2 5/16 x 1 13/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Geography
North-central Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.51
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: chicken

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), brown and black glaze, chicken, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1957 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Sawankhalok, Thailand, in 1957 [1]

From 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 3 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906 - 1994

Description

Figure of nesting hen.
Clay: light gray stoneware.
Glaze: mottled caramel brown, covering upper portion of figure; lower portion and base unglazed.
Decoration: eyes applied as clay pellets; wings applied and incised with details; two applied chicks (?) on back; incised detail on tail.
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum