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Jar with four horizontal lugs

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th century
  • Geography

    Guangdong province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with remnants of white slip under degraded iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 42.3 x 43.3 cm (16 5/8 x 17 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Jar of ovoid form with short neck, chipped rolled lip, slightly recessed base, four horizontal grooved lug handles on upper shoulder.
    Clay: greyish buff stoneware.
    Glaze: abraded brown glaze, matte, possibly underfired, applied over white slip; base unglazed.
    Decoration: four stamped floral motifs on shoulder, incised undulating lines on body.
  • Provenance

    From 1972-1975 to 2005
    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]
    From 2005
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005
    [1] Object file. Dealers in Saigon were the major sources of pieces collected by the Hauges during this period.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Storage Jars (March 15, 2014 to June 28, 2015)
    Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia (April 1, 2007 to December 4, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge ((1914-2004) and (1907-2000))
    Victor and Takako Hauge ((1919-2013) and (1923-2015))
  • Origin

    Guangdong province, China
  • Credit Line

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