Jar

“Gunpowder jar” or “bullet jar,” with thick rim (lightly ground down), angular shoulder, bevelled foot and concave base. Luting ring mark at midpoint of body indicating that body was formed in two stages. Vessel is heavy for its size, with thick lower walls.
Clay: light grey stoneware.
Glaze: pale bluish-green, glossy, translucent, crazed; base unglazed.
Decoration: series of incised rings below neck.

Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, late 16th-18th century
Medium
Porcelain with pale blue transparent glaze
Style
Shaowu ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 15.2 x 13.9 cm (6 x 5 1/2 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Shaowu kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.51
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
China, Hauge collection, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), pale blue glaze, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shaowu ware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

"Gunpowder jar" or "bullet jar," with thick rim (lightly ground down), angular shoulder, bevelled foot and concave base. Luting ring mark at midpoint of body indicating that body was formed in two stages. Vessel is heavy for its size, with thick lower walls.
Clay: light grey stoneware.
Glaze: pale bluish-green, glossy, translucent, crazed; base unglazed.
Decoration: series of incised rings below neck.

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