Jar with two vertical lugs for distilled liquour

Liquor jar (hai lao) of globular form with tall bowl-shaped neck, flared rim, flat base with parallel grooves left by using cord to separate the jar from a static potting surface. Two U-shaped lugs luted on shoulder.
Clay: light grey stoneware, blacked by reduction firing.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: incised rings on the bottom of the neck.

Historical period(s)
Lan Sang period or Viang Chan period, 16th-19th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Style
Sisattanak ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 27.8 x 25 cm (10 15/16 x 9 13/16 in)
Geography
Laos, Middle Mekong River network, Viang Chan (Vientiane) province, Viang Chan (Vientiane), Sisattanak kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
S2005.328
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar (hai lao)

Keywords
Lan Sang period (1271 - 1707), Laos, Sisattanak ware, stoneware, unglazed, Viang Chan (Vientaine) period (1707 - 1893), 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

Liquor jar (hai lao) of globular form with tall bowl-shaped neck, flared rim, flat base with parallel grooves left by using cord to separate the jar from a static potting surface. Two U-shaped lugs luted on shoulder.
Clay: light grey stoneware, blacked by reduction firing.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: incised rings on the bottom of the neck.

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