Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th century
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze
Sawankhalok ware
H x W x D: 23.4 × 12.5 × 6.9 cm (9 3/16 × 4 15/16 × 2 11/16 in)
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Sukhothai, Sukhothai kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne, Gratia, Victor, and Takako Hauge
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Architectural Element, Ceramic


Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), Sawankhalok ware, Thailand

1967-1972/1973 to 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Victor (1919-2013) and Takako Hauge (1923-2015), acquired in Thailand [1]

2015 to 2018
Daniel and Sachi Rosenbaum, by descent from Mr. and Mrs. Victor and Takako Hauge [2]

From 2018
Freer Gallery of Art, Freer Study Collection, gift of Daniel and Sachi Rosenbaum [3]

[1] Acquired when Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1967 until 1972 or 1973. Victor and Takako Hauge visited Osborne and Gratia on various occasions. During these visits, Victor explored kiln sites in Northern Thailand where he collected sherds such as this. 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. See also Louise Cort’s acquisition justification, “Justification for RLS2017.19.7 and RLS2017.19.9.1,” May 9, 2018, copy in object file.

In 2001, Victor and Takako Hauge donated their collection of sherds to the Freer Study Collection, and it was their intent to donate their complete collection of sherds the museum. In the summer 2017, the Hauges’ heirs, Daniel and Sachi Rosenbaum, discovered this stray sherd still inside of the Hauge home. Mr. and Mrs. Rosenbaum then offered the sherd as a gift to the museum in 2017, in keeping with the Hauges’ original intent. See Cort’s acquisition justification.

Sachi Rosenbaum is Takako Hauge’s great niece. See Cort’s notes, p. 3.

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] See note 1.

[3] See Deed of Gift, dated July 6, 2018, copy in object file.

Research updated December 14, 2022

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Daniel and Sachi Rosenbaum
Victor and Takako Hauge (1919-2013, 1923-2015)

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
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