Jar with eight vertical lugs, incised and applied decoration

Jar of ovoid form with tall neck, flared mouth and flatten rim. A circular clay pad attached to recessed base. Eight grooved loop handles with thumb-pressed ends on shoulder.
Clay: buff stoneware.
Glaze: caramel, low gloss, transparent; base and interior unglazed.
Decoration: six incised rings and four applique flower design on neck, eight auspicious objects in low relief alternate with loop handles on shoulder, right above a band of applique rosette. Below this band is a row of raised cloud collars. Two pairs of incised upright dragon confronting a flaming pearl in alternate with a peony spray and plum blossom on body. A band of bosses above foot.

Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Possibly Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 58.7 x 39.4 cm (23 1/8 x 15 1/2 in)
Geography
China, Guangdong province, possibly Shiwan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.55
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
brown and black glaze, China, dragon, flower, Hauge collection, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), peony, plum blossom, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shiwan ware, stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From circa 1972-1975 to 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

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

Notes:

[1] Object file. This object was collected in Vietnam between 1972 or 1973 and 1975, while Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Saigon. The major sources were dealers in Saigon.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge (1914-2004) and (died 2000)

Description

Jar of ovoid form with tall neck, flared mouth and flatten rim. A circular clay pad attached to recessed base. Eight grooved loop handles with thumb-pressed ends on shoulder.
Clay: buff stoneware.
Glaze: caramel, low gloss, transparent; base and interior unglazed.
Decoration: six incised rings and four applique flower design on neck, eight auspicious objects in low relief alternate with loop handles on shoulder, right above a band of applique rosette. Below this band is a row of raised cloud collars. Two pairs of incised upright dragon confronting a flaming pearl in alternate with a peony spray and plum blossom on body. A band of bosses above foot.

Published References
  • Marie-France Dupoizat. Recherches sur les Jarres en Asie du Sud-Est. Paris. pp. 505-506.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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