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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 16th-18th century
  • Geography

    Shaowu kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with pale blue transparent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 15.2 x 13.9 cm (6 x 5 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    "Gunpowder jar" or "bullet jar," with thick rim (lightly ground down), angular shoulder, bevelled foot and concave base. Luting ring mark at midpoint of body indicating that body was formed in two stages. Vessel is heavy for its size, with thick lower walls.
    Clay: light grey stoneware.
    Glaze: pale bluish-green, glossy, translucent, crazed; base unglazed.
    Decoration: series of incised rings below neck.
  • Provenance

    From circa 1967-1973 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.
    Objects collected at this time by the Hauges largely came from dealers in Bangkok, the weekend market in Bangkok, and vendors in Ayutthaya.
  • 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))
    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge ((1914-2004) and (1907-2000))
  • Origin

    Shaowu kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

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

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