Alms bowl

Black alms bowl with wide mouth and round bottom. A crack on mouth.
Clay: buff earthenware, polished, blackened by reduction firing.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: none.

Historical period(s)
Restored Toungoo dynasty or Kon-baung period, 18th-19th century
Medium
Earthenware, blackened in firing
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 18.1 x 28.9 cm (7 1/8 x 11 3/8 in)
Geography
Burma, Laos, or Northern Thailand
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
S2005.207
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Alms bowl

Keywords
blackening, Burma, earthenware, Kon-baung period (1752 - 1885), Laos, Restored Toungoo dynasty (1527 - 1752), Thailand, unglazed, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1973 to 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge [1]

From 2005
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file. Acquired while Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Bangkok (1967-1972 or 1973). Major sources of acquisitions during this time were dealers in Bangkok, the weekend market in Bangkok, and vendors in Ayutthaya.

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

Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

Black alms bowl with wide mouth and round bottom. A crack on mouth.
Clay: buff earthenware, polished, blackened by reduction firing.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: none.

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