Covered box

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Covered box of flattened globular form with short foot and a lotus bud knob at the centre of the lid.
Clay: light grey stoneware.
Glaze: clear, glossy, crazed; base and flange unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue with six petals radiating from the knob of the lid, a central band of floral scroll on body, overlapping petals above foot. Knob painted with iron pigment.

Historical period(s)
Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty, 15th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment and white slip under clear glaze Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze (2/14/07)
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 7.5 x 8.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/8 in)
Geography
Northern Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
S2005.95a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Lidded box

Keywords
clear glaze, cobalt pigment, flower, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), lotus, Mac dynasty (1527 - 1592), Restored Later Le dynasty (1533 - 1782), stoneware, Vietnam, 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 1973-1975). Curatorial remarks indicate that some of the Northern Vietnamese pieces were acquired from Mr. Goh in Singapore or from Christie's New York.

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

Covered box of flattened globular form with short foot and a lotus bud knob at the centre of the lid.
Clay: light grey stoneware.
Glaze: clear, glossy, crazed; base and flange unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue with six petals radiating from the knob of the lid, a central band of floral scroll on body, overlapping petals above foot. Knob painted with iron pigment.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum