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Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, late 16th-18th century
Porcelain with pale blue transparent glaze
Shaowu ware
H x Diam (overall): 15.2 x 13.9 cm (6 x 5 1/2 in)
China, Fujian province, Shaowu kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
"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.

From circa 1967-1973 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


[1] Object file. Objects collected at this time by the Hauges largely came from dealers in Bangkok, the weekend market in Bangkok, and vendors in Ayutthaya.

Former owner
Victor and Takako Hauge (American (Victor died 2013, Takako died 2015))
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge ((1914-2004) and (died 2000))
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), pale blue glaze, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shaowu ware, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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