Covered box with interior tray

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Clay: light gray stoneware with fine black scattered inclusions.
Glaze: clear, colorless glaze, slighty milky in areas, on exterior of body (except around neck and on base) and on exterior of lid (except center). Mottled dark brown glaze on defined circular area in center of lid, including knob. Thinner brown glaze on interior of body and upper surface of tray. Base of body, inside of lid, and lower surface of tray unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze blackish-brown pigment, which appears bluish under milky glaze. The brush appears to have been stiff and blunt. On lid, ring of flower petals facing outward around central brown-glazed medallion, framed by concentric lines. On body, a wide band of leafy vine scroll centered on the shoulder, framed by three horizontal lines above and four below.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze and iron pigment under clear glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 8.1 x 13.2 cm (3 3/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1994.19a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

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

From circa 1966-1970 to 1994
Ken J.J. Baars, Surrey, England, acquired from a private source in Southeast Asia, circa 1966-1970 [1]

From 1994
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ken J.J. Baars in 1994

Notes:

[1] According to a statement from Ken J.J.Baars, dated November 12, 1991 (see Curatorial Note 8 in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Ken J.J. Baars

Description

Clay: light gray stoneware with fine black scattered inclusions.
Glaze: clear, colorless glaze, slighty milky in areas, on exterior of body (except around neck and on base) and on exterior of lid (except center). Mottled dark brown glaze on defined circular area in center of lid, including knob. Thinner brown glaze on interior of body and upper surface of tray. Base of body, inside of lid, and lower surface of tray unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze blackish-brown pigment, which appears bluish under milky glaze. The brush appears to have been stiff and blunt. On lid, ring of flower petals facing outward around central brown-glazed medallion, framed by concentric lines. On body, a wide band of leafy vine scroll centered on the shoulder, framed by three horizontal lines above and four below.

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

Copyright with museum