Jar with lid

Jar of globular form with a knob on a dome-shaped lid, short carved footring and deep recessed base.
Clay: grey stoneware.
Glaze: white slip covering lid and body, including inside of lid and base; clear glaze with yellowish tinge (similar to raw egg white), crazed, glossy; flange of the lid, mouthrim and footrim of the jar unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze blue with a tiger, bamboo plant, and rock on one side of the body, a dragon enclosed by a notched rectangular panel on the other side, separated by a five-character Chinese inscription “wan fu cong lai ji” (ten thousand blessings come from everywhere). Tendrils and rosette-type flower on lid and shoulder of the jar.

Historical period(s)
Nguyen dynasty, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Lai Thieu ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 24.1 x 22.6 cm (9 1/2 x 8 7/8 in)
Geography
Southern Vietnam, Binh Doung province, Thuan An town, Lai Thieu
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.105a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar with lid

Keywords
bamboo, clear glaze, cobalt pigment, dragon, flower, Hauge collection, Lai Thieu ware, Nguyen dynasty (1802 - 1945), stoneware, tiger, tree, Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
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 1973-1975). Curatorial remarks indicate that some of the Northern Vietnamese pieces were acquired from Mr. Goh in Singapore or from Christie's New York.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge (1914-2004) and (died 2000)

Description

Jar of globular form with a knob on a dome-shaped lid, short carved footring and deep recessed base.
Clay: grey stoneware.
Glaze: white slip covering lid and body, including inside of lid and base; clear glaze with yellowish tinge (similar to raw egg white), crazed, glossy; flange of the lid, mouthrim and footrim of the jar unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze blue with a tiger, bamboo plant, and rock on one side of the body, a dragon enclosed by a notched rectangular panel on the other side, separated by a five-character Chinese inscription "wan fu cong lai ji" (ten thousand blessings come from everywhere). Tendrils and rosette-type flower on lid and shoulder of the jar.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, George Williams, David P. Rehfuss. Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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