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This large jar is ovular in shape, with four lines carved across its horizontal axis periodically. The jar shape turns inward from the third line from the bottom. where the fourth line serves as the base of the neck of the jar opening. The natural ash glaze is not applied evenly, but looks as ip it dripped down the sides of the jar in some areas.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Large Jar
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.212
This cylindircal jar has a circular lid with a small handle. The natural ash glaze creates a mix of green, black, gray, and reddish hues.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Jar
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.214
A small square box with lid. Gold lacquered flowers appear on all sides, as well as small crests on one side and on the top of the lid. Part of a bridal trousseau.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Container with lid
1800 – 1850
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.162A&B
The box is covered in detailed floral patterns in lacquer on a black background, with a family crest in the lower right corner of the front and top of the box. Part of a bridal trousseau.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Rectangular box with cover and inner tray
1800 – 1850
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.158
A brass container with two separate parts, the container base and a lid cover on top. The container base is flat and round; while the cover has a smei-sphere shape with a narrow neck lid with knob on top.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Kuduo - Brass Container
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.170A&B
This ovular box, although flat on the bottom, has a lid decorated with curved ridges and protrusions that arch across the surface. The entire exterior is speckled with tiny craters, breaking up the illusion of a perfectly smooth surface. The ash glaze decorates the lidded box with an earthy brown color. The glaz pools in the valleys of the lid and small craters throughout, creating areas of darker hue. The meeting of the lid and box body is not a straight line, but rugged.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Box with Lid
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.210
A round three-tiered wooden box with black, red, and gold lacquer. It has geometric and animal designs.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Round Three-Tiered Box
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.37A-D
This mirror box is decorated with lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid designs. Thelid of the box opens upwards, and has brass hinges and a closure in the sahpe of a flower. The lower drawer has a handle in the shape of a bat.<br />
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This box has a mirror attached to the inside of its lid and was used by women. The box is decorated with hexagon and bamboo motifs by employing <em>kkeuneumjil</em> and <em>jureumjil</em> techniques. Hinges made of nickel are decorated with chiseled peonies on a ringmat ground. The corner brackets, or side wrappers, are in &ldquo;I&rdquo; shape. The single drawer has a handle in the shape of a bat, realistic to the extent of depicting antenna. Lacquer was heavily repainted on the base of the drawer. The frame of the mirror inside was decorated with fret-patterned band on left and right sides, and saw-tooth design on upper and lower sides.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 266]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Mirror Box
19th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.61
A 4 tiered cylindrical box that is decorated with blue, yellow, and red bats and clouds.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Canton Ware Tiered 4-part Cylindrical Box
19th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.52A-E
A small cylindrial box with a rounded top. Gold lacquered floral patterns wrap around the entire surface, and a small geometric crest appears in gold on the top of the box. Part of a bridal trousseau.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Container with lid
1800 – 1850
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.166A&B

Seifū Yohei III
Rectangular covered box with hand-painted chrysanthemum painting
1880 – 1914
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.513
This gray earthenware cylindrical vessel rests on three articulated feet. It is covered with a low, domed cap lid.  Painted on the body and lid is a scrolling cloud motif in red, white, purple, and black mineral pigments.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Covered Tripod Vessel
206 BCE – 25 CE
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.58.1-2
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