Bowl with design of fish and water weeds

Bowl with painted fish on interior

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Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 1400-1460
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear, colorless glaze
Sukhothai ware
H x W x D: 8.3 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (3 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in)
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Sukhothai
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), clear glaze, fish, iron pigment, stoneware, Sukhothai ware, Thailand, white slip

From 1966-70 to 1992
Ken J.J. Baars, acquired in Southeast Asia from a private source. [1]

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ken J.J. Baars. [2]


[1] According object record notes, Ken J.J. Baars acquired the bowl 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 Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Ken J.J. Baars


Bowl with painted fish on interior

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, George Williams, David P. Rehfuss. Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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