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Jar with six vertical lugs, applied and combed decoration - National Museum of Asian Art

Jar with six vertical lugs, applied and combed decoration

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns, Foshan, Guangdong province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with cobalt glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 56.9 x 38.7 cm (22 3/8 x 15 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    S2005.64
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S2005.64

Object Details

  • Description

    Jar of ovoid form with tall neck, flared mouth and concave base. Six vertical loop-handles with moulded dragon heads on shoulder.
    Clay: brown stoneware.
    Glaze: 'blue jun' or 'blue feather' glaze, glossy, opaque; falls short of foot.
    Decoration: a band of applique flower design below the loop-handles. Below this band is a row of shield-shaped design in low relief. Four moulded upright dragons pressed outward from inside alternate with two flaming pearls and cranes in low relief on body. A series of combed bands above foot.
  • Provenance

    From at least 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
    Notes:
    [1] Object file.
    Acquired while Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Saigon (1972 or 1973 to 1975).
  • 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

    Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns, Foshan, Guangdong province, China
  • Credit Line

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

    Vessel
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