Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Covered box

  • Stoneware with iron pigment under clear glaze
  • 4.6 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Origin: Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Provenance: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
  • F1986.53a-b

Description

Small covered box with domed lid and bud-shaped knob.
Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
Glaze: transparent, greenish.
Decoration: painted in underglaze brown; four panels on both lid and body, filled alternately with cross-hatching and foliage.
Mark: none.

Curatorial Remarks

1.  (L.A. Cort, 13 June 1995) Added "Historical Region: Siam" and "Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai" to attribution.

2.  (Louise Cort, 20 May 2008) Based on her research on shipwrecks, Roxanna Brown dates iron-decorated boxes from the Si Satchanalai kilns to the sixteenth century (circa 1520–1570/84) and describes them as the most common shape of that period (Brown 2004).

Changed Date from 15th–16th century to 16th century.

Brown, Roxanna Maude. 2004. "The Ming Gap and Shipwreck Ceramics in Southeast Asia." Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles.

3. (Najiba Choudhury, 10/29/2014) Transferred from the Provenance text field: "Acquired by Ms. Slak in Jakarta, Indonesia, circa 1968."


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