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Stoneware with iron glaze
H x Diam (overall): 17.6 x 18.8 cm (6 15/16 x 7 3/8 in)
Quang Duc ware
Phu Yen province, Coastal, Central Vietnam
18th-mid 20th century
Restored Later Le, Tay Son, or Nguyen dynasty
Bottle of globular form with cylindrical neck, flared mouth and slightly concave underside. A repair on the mouthrim. Shell scars on the upper half of the body. The shells are possibly used as stacking tools in the firing.
Clay: red clay.
Glaze: dark brown, glossy, opaque, sticky, marred with many pinholes.
Decoration: none.
Between 1972/3-1975 to 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Victor (1919-2013) and Takako Hauge (1923-2015), probably acquired in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam [1]
From 2005
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge [2]
[1] Probably acquired when Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, from 1972 or 1973 until 1975. Victor and Takako Hauge visited Osborne and Gratia on various occasions and probably acquired this object during one of their visits. The Hauge family generally acquired Vietnamese ceramics in Vietnam. See notes by Louise Cort, “Information transcribed from notes taken during visits to the home of Victor and Taka Hauge […] and the adjacent ‘Southeast Asia House,’ 1 June 2001. Conversation with Osborne (Bud) Hauge and with Victor and Taka Hauge,” dated 2001-2013, pp. 6-8, copy in object file.
The Hauge family began collecting Asian paintings, sculpture, and ceramics in the late 1940s and would amass a large collection in the post-World War II years.
[2] Ownership of collected objects sometimes changed between the Hauge families. See Deed of Gift, dated October 16, 2005, copy in object file.
Research updated November 22, 2022
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Victor and Takako Hauge ((1919-2013) and (1923-2015))
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Credit Line:
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
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Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery