Lime-paste pot with bail handle

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th-mid 20th century
  • Geography

    Phu Yen province, Central Vietnam
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 15.2 x 13.8 cm (6 x 5 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Lime pot of compressed globular form with a knob on the top, a round hole at the shoulder, a broad overhead stripe handle, tall splayed foot and flat base. There are shell scars on the entire pot showing that shells were used for stacking in the firing. Some lime paste residue inside the pot.
    Clay: stoneware.
    Glaze: brown, opaque, glossy, with many pinholes.
    Decoration: decorated with appendages at both ends of the handle.
  • Provenance

    From 1974 to 2005
    Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]
    From 2005
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005
    [1] Object file.
    Purchased by Victor Hauge on 20 May 1974 at the shop of Mr. Lu at 100/80 B Nguyen Hue street, Gia Dinh district, Saigon.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia (April 1, 2007 to December 4, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Victor and Takako Hauge ((1919-2013) and (1923-2015))
  • Origin

    Phu Yen province, Central Vietnam
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
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