Bottle

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Small bottle with elongated conical neck, flattened body, and carved foot.
Clay: light gray with black speckles.
Glaze: pale caramel-brown glaze over neck; clear glaze over body, ending above foot; interior and base unglazed; some scars in glaze.
Decoration: in underglaze iron; multiple lines around base of neck and shoulder; band containing three abstract motifs suggestive of birds; three bands around body near foot.

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: 4.5 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.52
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

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

From 1957
Dean Frasché, collected in 1957 from Sawankhalok, Thailand. [1]

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

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 3 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 bottle with elongated conical neck, flattened body, and carved foot.
Clay: light gray with black speckles.
Glaze: pale caramel-brown glaze over neck; clear glaze over body, ending above foot; interior and base unglazed; some scars in glaze.
Decoration: in underglaze iron; multiple lines around base of neck and shoulder; band containing three abstract motifs suggestive of birds; three bands around body near foot.

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

Copyright with museum