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It is a long, rectangular unglazed ceramic piece, intended to be shown in horizontal position. Two thick slabs are connected with bridges inside. The front part has almost flat surface; there is a deep cut on the left side, in which mass of worm-like inner surface can be seen. The same surface is revealed in the middle, as well as on the right edge. The top of the slab has a several shallow holes and one deep cut, inside of which has worm-like surface, as explained above. There is also a dent on the top and on the right, from which worm-like mass seems to be coming out. Reddish shadows cast on left side, in the middle, and the right. There is a patch of clay on left side near the left cut. The bottom is flat.
Yagi Kazuo (Japanese (culture or style))
Ceramic Sculpture
1953 – 1963
Museum Purchase
Black ceramic jar with a spout and a series of loops around the neck through which a cord could be threaded to secure a cover; decorated around the middle with a geometric pattern and striations.
Oil Container
20th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
It is a medium size porcelain vase with pomegranate design in blue underglaze. The body is round with gentle shoulders; the mouth is wide and the neck is short and slightly inward. It has no foot. The pomegranate fruit and leaves are quickly executed with broad brush around the shoulder and the middle of the body. There is a band of a single line around the mouth and another around near the bottom. There is the artist’s signature “yû” on the eye. There is no foot but unglazed ring around the bottom; the eye is glazed.
Kondô Yûzô
Blue-and-white jar with pomegranate design
1955 – 1965
Museum Purchase
Bottle with full, rounded base that tapers into a thin neck that terminates in a lipped rim.  From the neck up, the vase has a brown glaze.  The body has a brownish gray glaze with a white drizzled squiggle decoration along it.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Onda ware bottle
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
This is a tall, cylindrical vase, slightly bulged at the middle. There are multiple incised lines around the neck and the bottom. The middle part has several vertical incision marks. The bottom is flat. It has a brown body, unglazed, with grayish ash glaze marks.<br />
Kaneshige Tôyô
Bizen ware vase
1955 – 1965
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
Second part of the hand built ceramic black color figure of a dancer.
Joan Rosenberg-Dent
Pas de Deux - Brown Dancer (A two-part piece)
1978 – 1980
Gift of Joan Rosenberg-Dent
First part of the hand built ceramic black color figure of a dancer.
Joan Rosenberg-Dent
Pas de Deux - Black Dancer (A two-part piece)
1978 – 1980
Gift of Joan Rosenberg-Dent
The vase is black with a silver design. The neck of the vase is long and extends from a portion that is cinched up from the bottom.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Ceramic Vase
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew
A short wide vase with a short neck and wide lip. The bottom portion of the vase is grey with black and white specks and the rest is brown rigged ceramic. Smooth and rough sections of gray high gloss glaze.
Takeda Toshio
Small Wide Rimmed Vase or Small Sake Serving Bottle
1960 – 1970
Gift of Ann Holmes
Large, deep and wide ceramic bell-lipped bowl. It sits on a narrow base and curves outward. It is a greenish-gray color; the outside is streaked ith copper and dark brown colored streaks. Celadon glaze with crackle on the inside, with temoku register on the outside; red-color clay.
Kyushu Koishibara
Large Bowl
1960 – 1970
Gift of Ann Holmes
Blue and white porcelain bowl with medallion designs and blue line surrounding the rim.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Blue and white porcelain bowl with medallion designs
1867 – 1932
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This rustic looking bowl has a circular base from which the rounded shape of the bowl extends. The clear glaze reveals the brown and black tones of the materials.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tea Bowl, ido chawan type
17th century
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker