Cooking pot with overall paddle-impressed texture and lid with incised decoration

Pot of compressed globular form with short neck, wide flaring mouth, round bottom and a conical lid with a lotus bud knob.
Clay: brown earthenware.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: the lid is decorated with incised triangular designs radiating from the knob. The pot is paddled with a row of cross-hatchings on the shoulder, vertical stripes filled with diagonal lines on the body.

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Historical period(s)
Nguyen dynasty, 19th-mid 20th century
Medium
Unglazed earthenware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 21.8 x 27.1 cm (8 9/16 x 10 11/16 in)
Geography
Southern Vietnam, Mekong River Delta, Kien Giang province
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
S2005.190a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cooking pot

Keywords
earthenware, Hauge collection, Nguyen dynasty (1802 - 1945), unglazed, Vietnam
Provenance

Between 1972/3-1975 to 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Victor (1919-2013) and Takako Hauge (1923-2015), 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]

Notes:
[1] 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. According to Victor Hauge, the object had been acquired in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). See note from conversation between Victor Hauge and Louise Cort, Curator of Ceramics, August 21, 2003, 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

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

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

Description

Pot of compressed globular form with short neck, wide flaring mouth, round bottom and a conical lid with a lotus bud knob.
Clay: brown earthenware.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: the lid is decorated with incised triangular designs radiating from the knob. The pot is paddled with a row of cross-hatchings on the shoulder, vertical stripes filled with diagonal lines on the body.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, George Williams, David P. Rehfuss. Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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