Bowl with incised decoration

Tongan-type ware. Bowl with rounded sides, upright mouthrim and carved footring.
Clay: buff stoneware.
Glaze: yellowish green, glossy, transparent, crazed; foot and base unglazed but with remnants of brown glaze on the base.
Decoration: freely incised sprays and combed zigzag design on the cavetto, an incised ring below the neck, a circle impressed on the medallion; on the exterior, combed vertical lines radiating from the foot.

Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, mid 12th-early 13th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Tongan-type ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 7.1 x 16.9 cm (2 13/16 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Tongan-related kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, green glaze, Hauge collection, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, Tongan ware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1975 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. Acquired while Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Bangkok (1967-1972 or 1973) or Saigon (1972/73 to 1975). The major sources were dealers in Bangkok and Saigon.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

Tongan-type ware. Bowl with rounded sides, upright mouthrim and carved footring.
Clay: buff stoneware.
Glaze: yellowish green, glossy, transparent, crazed; foot and base unglazed but with remnants of brown glaze on the base.
Decoration: freely incised sprays and combed zigzag design on the cavetto, an incised ring below the neck, a circle impressed on the medallion; on the exterior, combed vertical lines radiating from the foot.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, George Williams, David P. Rehfuss. Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia. Washington. .
  • High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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