Baluster-form bottle with a long neck and everted flanged rim

Bottle with pedestal foot, ovoid body, elongated neck, and everted rim with flange.

Wheel-thrown from flat disk and coils; assembled from separate body and foot; neck probably thrown from coil added to shoulder of vessel. Base flat, slightly wrinkled; trace of seam where coil joined around circumference. Neck broken and reattached, but appears to be original to piece. Vessel is heavy in proportion to size.

Clay: stoneware, medium gray where exposed, lighter gray where revealed by deteriorating glaze.

Decoration: On flattened shoulder, band of loosely scalloped combing with points facing downward. Horizontal row of individually applied buttons of clay, pressed into place with hollow cylindrical tool, creating raised central “dot” and circumference. Some buttons overlap where they were squeezed together.

Glaze: iron glaze, opaque, nearly black, with dull luster; very thick on shoulder, concealing combed design; extensively deteriorated over ornamental ridges and applied buttons; flaking especially on body; kiln debris adhering to shoulder. Glaze once extended to very edge of pedestal base. Runs only slightly into narrow neck.

Historical period(s)
Angkor period, 1177-1430
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 34.1 x 18.9 cm (13 7/16 x 7 7/16 in)
Geography
Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1996.116
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
Angkor period (802 - 1431), brown and black glaze, Cambodia, Hauge collection, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From circa 1970-72 to 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge in 1996 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file. Most likely acquired from a dealer in Ayutthaya or Bangkok, circa 1970-1972.

[2] Ownership of collected objects sometimes changed between the Hauge families.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge (1914-2004) and (died 2000)

Description

Bottle with pedestal foot, ovoid body, elongated neck, and everted rim with flange.

Wheel-thrown from flat disk and coils; assembled from separate body and foot; neck probably thrown from coil added to shoulder of vessel. Base flat, slightly wrinkled; trace of seam where coil joined around circumference. Neck broken and reattached, but appears to be original to piece. Vessel is heavy in proportion to size.

Clay: stoneware, medium gray where exposed, lighter gray where revealed by deteriorating glaze.

Decoration: On flattened shoulder, band of loosely scalloped combing with points facing downward. Horizontal row of individually applied buttons of clay, pressed into place with hollow cylindrical tool, creating raised central "dot" and circumference. Some buttons overlap where they were squeezed together.

Glaze: iron glaze, opaque, nearly black, with dull luster; very thick on shoulder, concealing combed design; extensively deteriorated over ornamental ridges and applied buttons; flaking especially on body; kiln debris adhering to shoulder. Glaze once extended to very edge of pedestal base. Runs only slightly into narrow neck.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 208-211.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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