Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1950-1959
Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze, iron glaze
Onta ware
H x Diam: 8 x 52.2 cm (3 1/8 x 20 9/16 in) Diam (Foot): 27.7 cm (10 7/8 in)
Japan, Oita prefecture, Onta
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Hauge collection, Japan, Onta ware, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, white slip

From early 1950s to 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2010
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2010


[1] Curatorial notes: according to Taka Hauge in conversation in 2009, Victor Hauge bought this dish in the 1950s at an exhibition in Tokyo, during the time he was living in Japan.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

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


In their 1978 exhibition and publication, Folk Traditions in Japanese Art (Washington, DC: International Exhibitions Foundation), Victor and Taka Hauge presented the Japanese Folk Craft Movement and other efforts in industrializing Japan to honor and preserve rural craft traditions. Potter-farmer families in the small Kyushu village of Onta included Kurogi Chikara (dates unknown), whose dishes perpetuate a mode of decoration using white slip brought to Kyushu by Korean potters in the late sixteenth century.  

Published References
  • Potters at Work. Toronto. .
  • Andrew Maske, Destiny McDonald Barletta. Onda Yaki: Japanese Folk Ceramics. Exh. cat. Boston, June 9 - August 31, 2007. .
  • Brian Moeran. Folk Art Potters of Japan: Beyond an Anthropology of Aesthetics. Anthropology of Asia series Honolulu. .
  • Brian Moeran. Okubo Diary: Portrait of a Japanese Village. Stanford. .
  • Brian Moeran. Lost Innocence: Folk Craft Potters of Onta, Japan. Berkeley. .
  • Soetsu Yanagi. Hida no sarayama [The Pottery Mountains of Hida]. Tokyo. .
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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