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Rattle in the shape of a duck
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Earthenware with white and iron glazes
H x W x D: 7.2 x 6.2 x 10.2 cm (2 13/16 x 2 7/16 x 4 in)
Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
Small mold-formed rattle in the shape of a duck.
Clay: buff, soft (not fused). Molded in piece-mold. Air holes in center of back, underside of back.
Glaze: thin, matte white glaze on head and body, accented with thin, matte carmel-brown glaze.
Decoration: molded details of eyes, feathers, wings, tail, and feet.
Dean Frasché, collected in Thailand. 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. 
 Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.
 See note 1.
Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Dean Frasché (1906-1994)
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
brown and black glaze
Gift of Dean Frasché
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