Lime-paste pot with bail handle and molded decoration

Lime pot of compressed globular form with a round hole on shoulder, high foot, flat base with shell scars, and a broad overhead stripe handle. Some lime residue inside the pot.
Clay: grey stoneware; the base is fired to chocolate brown.
Glaze: greenish translucent graze, appearing olive-green where applied over white slip on the body and blackish-brown where applied directly to the dark clay body on the handle, foot, and rosette. Base unglazed, with scars of sea shells around the perimeter.
Decoration: a moulded floral rosette at central top of the lime pot, appendages attached at both ends of the handle.

Historical period(s)
Restored Later Le, Tay Son, or Nguyen dynasty, 18th-mid 20th century
Medium
Stoneware with alkali-silicate glaze over partial coating of white slip
Style
Quang Duc ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 18.1 x 16.2 cm (7 1/8 x 6 3/8 in)
Geography
Central Vietnam, Phu Yen province, Tuy An district, Quang Duc village
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.158
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Lime pot

Keywords
alkali-silicate glaze, glazed, Hauge collection, Nguyen dynasty (1802 - 1945), Quang Duc ware, Restored Later Le dynasty (1533 - 1782), stoneware, Tay Son dynasty (1778 - 1802), Vietnam, white slip, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1974 to 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2005
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005

Notes:

[1] Object file. According to note on the base of the pot: purchased in Saigon on 20 May 1974 at the shop of Mr. Cu at 100/80 B Nguyen Hue street, Gia Dinh district.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)

Description

Lime pot of compressed globular form with a round hole on shoulder, high foot, flat base with shell scars, and a broad overhead stripe handle. Some lime residue inside the pot.
Clay: grey stoneware; the base is fired to chocolate brown.
Glaze: greenish translucent graze, appearing olive-green where applied over white slip on the body and blackish-brown where applied directly to the dark clay body on the handle, foot, and rosette. Base unglazed, with scars of sea shells around the perimeter.
Decoration: a moulded floral rosette at central top of the lime pot, appendages attached at both ends of the handle.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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