Cooking pot with overall paddle-impressed texture and lid with incised decoration

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th-mid 20th century
  • Geography

    Kien Giang province, Mekong River Delta, Southern Vietnam
  • Material

    Unglazed earthenware
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 21.8 x 27.1 cm (8 9/16 x 10 11/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Pot of compressed globular form with short neck, wide flaring mouth, round bottom and a conical lid with a lotus bud knob.
    Clay: brown earthenware.
    Glaze: none.
    Decoration: the lid is decorated with incised triangular designs radiating from the knob. The pot is paddled with a row of cross-hatchings on the shoulder, vertical stripes filled with diagonal lines on the body.
  • Provenance

    Between 1972/3-1975 to 2005
    Mr. and Mrs. Victor (1919-2013) and Takako Hauge (1923-2015), acquired in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam [1]
    From 2005
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge [2]
    [1] Acquired when Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, from 1972 or 1973 until 1975. Victor and Takako Hauge visited Osborne and Gratia on various occasions and probably acquired this object during one of their visits. According to Victor Hauge, the object had been acquired in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). See note from conversation between Victor Hauge and Louise Cort, Curator of Ceramics, August 21, 2003, copy in object file.
    The Hauge family began collecting Asian paintings, sculpture, and ceramics in the late 1940s and would amass a large collection in the post-World War II years.
    [2] Ownership of collected objects sometimes changed between the Hauge families. See Deed of Gift, dated October 16, 2005, copy in object file.
    Research updated November 22, 2022
  • 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

    Kien Giang province, Mekong River Delta, Southern Vietnam
  • Credit Line

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