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

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Cup

  • Stoneware with iron pigment under translucent glaze
  • 8 x 7 x 7 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.49

Description

Small conical cup with narrow mouth, plain rim, broad base, and carved foot
CLAY: dark reddish-brown; circular black scar on base inside footrim
GLAZE: milky, blue-gray where thick; covering outside over foot and bottom of inside; base unglazed
DECORATION: in underglaze iron; four lines below rim; vinescrolls enclosing three large full-face flowers with twisting petals; four lines above the foot.
MARK: none


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