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Zhan Jingfeng (Chan Ching-feng)
Bamboo, Rock and Tree
Gift of Jean-Pierre Dubosc
An etching of a woman in a black dress with two small dogs walking on a tree-lined path. Behind her follows a man in a top hat and two other women, one of whom wears a nun's habit.<br />
Signed in the lower right title margin, on the plate: "J.J. Tissot"
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French (culture or style))
La Mystérieuse
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aldrich
A woman in an elaborate striped dress stands in an outdoor landscape, shading her eyes with her right hand and looking directly out at the viewer. She holds a white umbrella that dramatically frames her head (capped by a white hat) against the dark sky in the upper background of the composition. A contrasting white area of ground beneath the black sky leads into the foreground, where the woman stands at the edge of a pond surrounded by reeds and a large stalked plant.  <br />
Signed in the image, lower left, in the plate: "J.J. Tissot / 1875"
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French (culture or style))
Matinee de printemps
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aldrich
Many white porcelain bottles of this type were produced at Bunwon-ri in the 19th century. One side of its body is decorated with a spray of plum blossom, with the stem and flowers rendered in underglaze iron brown and cobalt blue, respectively. The relatively vivid colors of iron and cobalt colors made the decorations highly effective. The entire foot was glazed, while the foot rim retains traces of fine sand spurs. The precipitation of ash deposits on one side has produced pale green spots. However, this is a high-grade object with transparent and well-fused glaze.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.180]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wine bottle with plum branch design
1850 – 1899
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
Large oblong, rectangular wooden bowl with rounded ends.<br />
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These large bowls (<em>hamji</em>) were made by carving out large, single pieces of wood. Notches or handles have been carved out on two opposite sides of the outer walls, making them easy to carry. Round hamji bowls were sometimes carved on a turning lathe, but those with notches could be made by carving out single lengths of wood with an adz. These bowls were used in towns and the countryside alike. Affluent households would possess sets of large, medium-sized, and small bowls with notches piled up together. When grinding mung beans, beans, or red beans, such bowls are placed below a grindstone supported by a tripod.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 274]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wooden Bowl
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
Wooden table with a dodecagon table top and rounded out legs.<br />
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This dog-legged tray-table has its name derived from the shape of its curved legs which resemble those of dogs. The table top and its raised brim are made from the same single piece of thick board. Aprons between the legs, immediately under the table top, are not shaped in identical proportion, as they were initially made long and were shortened where it was needed. Bamboo pegs are driven into the table top to join it with the aprons, and the stretchers are nailed to the legs by nails driven in from the bottom.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 258]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wooden Table
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
A wide cylindrically-shaped basket with an opening at the top. Used to store seeds while farmers would walk and scatter them to plant.<br />
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This seed pouch is made by weaving double strips of Korean moonseed, following the method of weaving a straw mat. It was used to store seeds or when plating them.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 277]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Seed Planting Basket
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
A wide gladd vase rests upon a table partly covered by a cloth in a blue pattern.  The vase contains a tall floral arrangement.  Some flowed include pink, white, red and yellow roses, hydrageas, and lillies, among other flowers and greens.  Floating around the flowers are three blue and white butterflies.  The background behind the flower arrangement transitions from an almost black background from the left to a distant landscape scene, either through a window view or a painting.
Hans Zatzka
Floral Still Life
1877 – 1977
Gift of Keren and Mark Kalimian
A wooden frame in gold color decorated with gold leaf pattern.
Artist Unknown
Gold Leaf Frame
1850 – 1950
Gift of George J. Valenta, class of 1955 LSA
A stereoscope view made of wood and brass. It has a wooden stick handle that supports the viewer; which is made of a metal case with glass pieces that the viewer can look through. There are two cross shaped pieces of wood attached to the viewer; the horizontal piece of wood slides along the vertical piece, and has two brass holders for the stereoscope card.
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Viewer
1925 – 1980
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
A square ceramic inkwell with a motif of a bird on a branch on one side and a motif of flowers on the other. The base of the inkwell is beige and the pictures are green and black.
Artist Unknown
Martin Bros. London, 296.S patt. 4-sided inkwell, pot liner, bird, blue & gray stone ware, flowers on panels
1875 – 1975
Gift in loving memory of Donald Maxwell Robiner from his family
An elephant seems to walk on water from the bottom right corner of the composition, rising towards Vishnu in the upper left with a single lotus flower in its trunk. Vishnu, with 4 arms, steps on green hills surrounding the lotus covered pond, bending towards the elephant. Garuda flies in the upper right.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
The Salvation of the Elephant (Gaj Mokasha)
1810 – 1820
Gift of George H. Lauff