Hexagonal covered box

citation

1. (Stephen P. Koob, 3 February 1992) Small, glazed pottery box, hexagonal and faceted in shape, with knobbed lid. Glazed stoneware, with floral and linear decoration with dark blue underglaze.

2. (Louise Cort, 19 July 2005) The pigment used is iron, not cobalt. The milky glaze gives the iron a blue appearance.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under milky glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 x 8 x 8 cm (2 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1994.18a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

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

From 1966-70 to 1994
Ken J.J. Baars, Surrey, England, acquired in Southeast Asia from a private source. [1]

From 1994
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ken J.J. Baars, Surrey, England. [2]

Notes:

[1] According object record notes, Ken J.J. Baars acquired the object from a private source in Southeast Asia between 1966 and 1970 while he was working on geophysical fieldwork for the Royal Dutch Shell Company. It was shipped to Holland in 1970 with the rest of his collection when his contract with the Brunei Shell Company ended.

[2] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Ken J.J. Baars

Description

1. (Stephen P. Koob, 3 February 1992) Small, glazed pottery box, hexagonal and faceted in shape, with knobbed lid. Glazed stoneware, with floral and linear decoration with dark blue underglaze.

2. (Louise Cort, 19 July 2005) The pigment used is iron, not cobalt. The milky glaze gives the iron a blue appearance.

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

Copyright with museum