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Stoneware with iron glaze
H x Diam (overall): 28.7 x 20 cm (11 5/16 x 7 7/8 in)
Northeast Thailand
Angkor period
Bottle with hemispherical body, widest diameter roughly at mid-point, slightly concave shoulders, clearly defined neck seam, elongated neck, and everted dish-shaped mouth with flanged rim.
Wheel-thrown from coil and flat disk, with incised decoration. Base flat, uneven, with slightly higher ridge around circumference (remains of coil attachment?). Thickened ridge between shoulder and neck perhaps indicating where a clay coil was added to throw neck separately from body. Fine parallel lines on outside and inside of neck may be traces of cloth used for throwing. Considerable dry earth remains in vessel, making judgement of actual weight impossible.
Clay: reddish on bottom, medium gray on exposed surface of lower wall, in break on rim, and by flaking glaze.
Decoration: edge of base trimmed with smooth curved profile beneath three roughly-cut bevels. Pair of horizontal lines incised (combed?) somewhat above widest point of body. Above shoulder, band of four incised horizontal lines beneath thickened ridge; single wide incised line above ridge. Between these two sets of lines, spikey scalloped combing, made with five-toothed combing tool, roughly and unevenly incised.
Glaze: iron glaze, translucent amber where thin, nearly opaque dark brown where thick, streaked and uneven, with rivulets of darker, thicker glaze on neck and body. Vessel perhaps dipped twice into vat of glaze: underlying thin coating reaches nearly to base, while lower edge of darker coating stops above highest bevel, with individual rivulets extending further. Glaze extends evenly deep into neck, runs further in rivulets. Chunks of kiln debris adhering to glaze on inside of neck and vessel wall. Some flaking and loss of glaze, especially on lower wall.
From circa 1970-72 to 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]
From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge in 1996 [2]
[1] Object file.
Most likely acquired from a dealer in Ayutthaya or Bangkok, circa 1970-1972.
[2] Ownership of collected objects sometimes changed between the Hauge families.
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia (April 1, 2007 to December 4, 2011)
Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts (October 29, 2000 to April 22, 2001)
Previous custodian or owner:
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge ((1914-2004) and (1907-2000))
Angkor period (802 - 1431)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
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Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery