Jar with six vertical lugs, applied and combed decoration

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Jar of ovoid form with tall neck, flared mouth and concave base. Six vertical loop-handles with moulded dragon heads on shoulder.
Clay: brown stoneware.
Glaze: ‘blue jun’ or ‘blue feather’ glaze, glossy, opaque; falls short of foot.
Decoration: a band of applique flower design below the loop-handles. Below this band is a row of shield-shaped design in low relief. Four moulded upright dragons pressed outward from inside alternate with two flaming pearls and cranes in low relief on body. A series of combed bands above foot.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt glaze
Style
Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 56.9 x 38.7 cm (22 3/8 x 15 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Guangdong province, Foshan, Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
S2005.64
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
China, cobalt glaze, crane, dragon, flower, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shiwan ware, stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 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. Acquired while Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Saigon (1972 or 1973 to 1975).

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 concave base. Six vertical loop-handles with moulded dragon heads on shoulder.
Clay: brown stoneware.
Glaze: 'blue jun' or 'blue feather' glaze, glossy, opaque; falls short of foot.
Decoration: a band of applique flower design below the loop-handles. Below this band is a row of shield-shaped design in low relief. Four moulded upright dragons pressed outward from inside alternate with two flaming pearls and cranes in low relief on body. A series of combed bands above foot.

Published References
  • Exhibition of Shiwan wares. Exh. cat. Hong Kong. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum