Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
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Jar with six horizontal lugs

  • Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 49.2 x 36.6 cm
  • 17th-19th century, Qing dynasty
  • Origin: Fujian province or Guangdong province, China
  • Provenance: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.57

Description

Jar of ovoid form with short neck, flared mouth and slightly recessed base. Six horizontal grooved lugs below neck.
Clay: brown stoneware.
Glaze: iron brown with two shades of orange brown on one side, glossy, opaque; base unglazed.
Decoration: an incised undulating line at neck.

Published References

1. Dupoizat, Marie-France. 1988. “Recherches sur les Jarres en Asie du Sud-Est.” Ph.D. Thesis, L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris: 503–504.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 17 July 2002) This jar appears to be glazed both inside and out.

2. (Louise Cort, 29 January 2004)  Potter Mark Hewitt, Pittsboro, North Carolina, noted that this jar's glaze bears "shadows" of the vessels standing close by it during firing; they protected the lighter brown areas from receiving deposits of ash that settled everywhere else on the glaze surface.

3. (Louise Cort, 28 January 2005) Marie-France Dupoizat (Dupoizat 1988, 503–504) describes this jar (her H25) as of "indeterminate provenance." The jar weighs 8 kg.

Dupoizat, Marie-France. 1988. "Recherches sur les Jarres en Asie du Sud-Est". Ph.D. Thesis, L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

4. (Louise Cort, 12 July 2006) Dr. Luu Hung and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hong Mai, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, were not familiar with this type of jar among jars collected from the Central Highlands. They felt it was probably Chinese.


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