Vessel in the form of a stupa

Stupa-shaped vessel with base (a) and tower (b)
Clay: buff stoneware.
Glaze: wood-ash.
Decoration: none.

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Historical period(s)
Lan Na period, 14th-16th century
Stoneware with wood-ash glaze
Wang Nua ware
H x Diam (overall): 33.6 x 18 cm (13 1/4 x 7 1/16 in)
Thailand, Lampang province, Wang Nua, Wang Nua kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Sculpture


Buddhism, Hauge collection, Lan Na period (1251 - 1774), stoneware, stupa, Thailand, Wang Nua ware, wood-ash glaze

From at least 1973 to 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2005
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005


[1] Curatorial notes: This object was collected in Thailand between 1967 and 1972 or 1973, while Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Bangkok. Gift to Victor Hauge from dealer Peng Seng, after Dean Frasche picked up the piece unaware that it was in two parts, dropped it and broke it.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

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


Stupa-shaped vessel with base (a) and tower (b)
Clay: buff stoneware.
Glaze: wood-ash.
Decoration: none.

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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