Excavated in situ Bananan, Barangay San Isidro, Puerto Galera municipality, Oriental Mindoro province, Philippines, in the early 1960s 
Mr. And Mrs. Napoleon Jamir, purchased in Manila in the early 1960s 
Mr. Arturo de Santos, purchased from Mrs. Napoleon Jamir, the Philippines, in the early 1960s 
To about 1995
Venecio Magbuhos (V.M. Antiques), Ermita, Manila, purchased from Mr. Arturo de Santos, to about 1995 
John Forbes, Silver Spring, Maryland, purchased from Venecio Magbuhos, about 1995 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from John Forbes in 1995
 According to a letter from John Forbes to Louise Cort, September 20, 1994 (see Curatorial Note 11 in the object record).
 Napoleon Jamir's wife, whose name is unknown, collected ceramics and operated an antique shop (see Curatorial Note 11 in the object record).
 According to Curatorial Note 11 in the object record.
 See note 3.
 See note 3.
- Previous Owner(s)
Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Jamir
Arturo de Santos
1. (Louise A. Cort, 9 March 1995) A voluptuous form, with trumpet mouth, swelling body, and a broad foot counterbalancing the constricted neck and base. Jewelry-like swags and rosettes made from thin clay coils appliqued over incised and impressed bands at shoulder and lower neck. The grainy, unglazed stoneware clay is gray.
Thin clay threads pressed onto this unglazed jar produced a style of relief decoration that also appears in other media in the Ayutthaya period, including bronze images of the crowned Buddha, metal vessels, and lacquered court hats. Whereas museums and collectors acknowledge the importance of unglazed stoneware in Japan, the strong tradition of unglazed stoneware in mainland Southeast Asia has been obscured by a focus on glazed and decorated export wares.
- Published References
- Leandro Locsin Cecelia Locsin. Oriental Ceramics Discovered in the Philippines. Rutland, VT. pp 127-129.
- Jesus T. Peralta forward by Governor Jaime C. Laya. Kayamanan: Pottery and Ceramics from the Arturo De Santos Collection. Manila, Philippines. p. 176, pl. XLIII, fig.a.
- Collection Area(s)
- Southeast Asian Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum