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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Geography

    Fujian province or Guangdong province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 2.2 x 4.7 cm (7/8 x 1 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Molded box of compressed form with short foot, slightly recessed base, covered by a lid with flat top. Impressed finger nail marks inside the lid created by pressing the lid onto a mold.
    Clay: buff-grey stoneware.
    Glaze: dark brown, low gloss, opaque on outside of base and edges of lid, with lid center unglazed. A thin layer of caramel glaze covers the interior of the box; inside of the lid, flange, foot and base are all unglazed.
    Decoration: the lid is decorated with a medallion stamped with one floral spray motif.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1973 to 2005
    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia 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.
    Collected while the Hauges were living in Thailand (1967-1972/73).
  • 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

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

    Fujian province or Guangdong province, China
  • Credit Line

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

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