Bottle with two vertical ring handles and lid
- Historical period(s)
- Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th century
- Stoneware with iron glaze; Japanese wooden stopper
- Sawankhalok ware
- H x W: 6.9 x 4.9 cm (2 11/16 x 1 15/16 in)
- Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Ko Noi kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Small bottles of this shape were a common product of the Si Satchanalai kilns and probably were intended for holding medicines or precious oils. This bottle, exported to Japan soon after it was made, was used to hold candy pellets served in the tea ceremony. Such bottles were included in sets of miniaturized utensils for preparing tea that would be taken on outings to view cherry blossoms or maple leaves.
Japanese Trading Company, New York, NY, to 1901 
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Japanese Trading Company in 1901 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 969, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- Japanese Trading Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Southeast Asian Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum