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A porcelain bottle vase of double gourd form on a flared footring with tall narrow neck and the reverse side flat with a slot for hanging. The vase is outlined in underglaze blue and has a six-character Wanli mark in a plaque framed by a polychrome overglaze lotus leaf on the top, and a lotus flower on the bottom. The front is decorated with underglaze blue and polychrome overglaze enamels to depict a pair of phoenixes flying among clouds on the upper bulb, and two phoenixes facing each other among an earthly flower garden on the lower bulb. These are confined between<em> lingzhi</em>-shaped clouds and lotus meander borders, with banana leaf lappets around the rim, all covered in a clear glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Double-Gourd Wall Vase
1573 – 1620
Gift of Marian Doering in memory of Paul M. Doering
A buff stoneware globular jar, with a tapered base and wide, high shoulders, tapering to a wide, short neck with an everted rim. The work is covered in a mottled cobalt blue glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
600 – 649
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
A porcelain hemispherical bowl with direct rim on a footring, the interior base is painted to depict a lion playing with a ball that looks like a coin, surrounded by a flowing ribbon. The bowl is covered in a clear glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1368 – 1644
Gift of Mr. Jennis R. Galloway through the Friends of the Museum of Art

Robert Motherwell (American (North American))
Untitled (blue, black, beige)
Museum Purchase
A small, thin, porcelain bowl with an everted, foliate rim, on a foot ring.  It is painted in an underglaze blue decoration of birds and flowers, separated into eight panels on both the interior and exterior, and covered in a clear glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1573 – 1619
Museum purchase made possible by the Augusta Plumer Weiss Memorial Fund

Robert Doisneau
La Stricte Intimité, from "Portfolio of 11 Photographs"
1945 – 1979
Gift of Carl W. Melcher
A porcelain baluster-shaped jar on a footring with a short wide neck, topped with a domed cover with flaring flange and a peaked knob. It is covered in powder blue underglaze with four large scalloped reserved panels on the body alternating with smaller reserves on the shoulder and lid: the large reserves containing flowering plants, a landscape, and two scenes of the hundred antiquities, painted in underglaze blue and red, and overglaze enamels; the smaller reserves containing flowering plants in underglaze blue and red. The jar is covered in clear glaze, then painted with overglaze gold floral meander, which is wearing away. The jar, lid, and teakwood stand are acquisition numbers 1982/1.206A, 1982/1.206B, and 1982/1.206C. They are part of a ten-piece garniture set which includes: jars, 1982/1.206A, 1982/1.206B, 1982/1.206C,  1982/1.207A, 1982/1.207B, and 1982/1.207C; vases, 1982/1.208, 1982/1.215, 1982/1.216, and 1982/1.220; plates, 1982/1.212, 1982/1.213, and bowls 1982/1.221, and1982/1.22.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Covered Jar (Jar)
1700 – 1722
Gift of the Estate of Hobart Taylor, Jr.
Manual laborer with protective headgear working below ground.
Minor White (American (North American))
Museum Purchase
A petite cup with an abstract floral design in blue and white covering the outside of the cup and inside rim. The outside rim is gold and slightly everted. It has a large foot with blue stripes.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Blue-and-white tea cup with abstract floral design (1 of 5)
1400 – 1599
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Covered Jar (Stand)
1700 – 1722
Gift of the Estate of Hobart Taylor, Jr.
A porcelain globular jar tapering to foot with a short neck with copper-wire repair, and a domed cap lid. It is painted with multiple shades of underglaze blue to portray peony meander around the body between lappet borders around the shoulder and foot, then covered in a clear glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1662 – 1722
Gift of the Estate of Hobart Taylor, Jr.
<p>Dark blue Ooshima tsumugi kimono with interwoven tsuru karakusa (swirling pattern) and Karahana (stylized Chinese flower) motifs with an off-white, red, and brown silk lining.</p>
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
20th century
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi