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Many dishes of this kind were produced in Jeollanam-do. The inner and outer surfaces of this dish have been coated in a thick layer of white slip. On the reverse side, slip has only been painted on the upper part, leaving exposed clay body towards the bottom. Seven spur marks remain on both the inner bottom and on the foot. Much slip has peeled off from the outer surface, which also features a large number of pinholes.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.157]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Ido chawan or shallow bowl
16th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
A glazed and speckled porcelain offering dish for an altar. The base is a wide decorated cylinder which tapers sharply into a narrow top. The base supports a wide, shallow bowl.<br />
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This ritual dish was produced at a regional kiln. It is a low-quality object with a rough texture, made from the clay mixed with sand, contaminated with many impurities on the tray. Its glaze is dark with blue-green tints, giving the vessel the appearance of celadon. Its foot has an octagonal cross-section.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.200]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Altar Dish
1850 – 1899
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
​A stoneware flat bottomed plate on a footring with a wide flaring sides and a direct rim.  The base is carved with a chrysanthemum and the sides with a peony meander.  It is covered in a green celadon glaze. This plate is a pair with 2002/2.5.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
16th century
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
This is a ritual dish assumed to have been produced at the private kiln near Bunwon-ri to supply the general pulic. The dish is deeper than the most other ritual vessels produced at the official court kilns, while the diameter of the mouth is small in relation to the maximum diameter of the foot. The clay and glaze are well fused. However, the the glazed surface has darkened due to the contamination by large amounts of ash. The base of the foot shows many traces of coarse sand supports. This type of ritual vessel with high foot is unique and simple in form that it was one of the Joseon ceramic vessels that was widely sought after by Western collectors.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.197]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Pedestal Dish
1850 – 1899
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg
Shallow dish with repeating circles of gray, black, and white glaze.
Hamada Shōji
1960 – 1970
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg
"Produced in the Wan Li era (1573-1619), the Chinese prototypes are more tightly controlled and more elaborate that the museum's Persian version. In place of nine rim panels in the Far Eastern piece our bowl has four, more widely dispersed over the rim area and enclosing loosely executed foliate forms. The elaborate scene usually appearing in the center of such bowls here is reduced to a simple bouqet, now in part reconstruction." 
Iranian (Iranian)
Plate with radial design
Museum Purchase
This ceramic plate contains negative white designs of a cross at center surrounded by a band of floral motifs at the rim. The plate is a gray-white porcelain whit glossy glaze and wide crackle. The colors used are primarily gray and white. The object was fired upright and is slightly restored. It probably dates to the Shah Abbas Safavid period. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow plate with floral rim design on broad rim
1700 – 1899
Museum Purchase
This glazed plate is attributed to the Safavid period in Iran. The interior decoration consists of yellow splashes on a glossy red-brown glaze. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Plate with deep red-brown glaze spashed with yellow (cracked)
1600 – 1899
Museum Purchase
A small stoneware bowl on a foot ring with an everted flat rim. The exterior is carved to represent lotus petals, the interior molded with two fish. The bowl is covered in a green craqueleur celadon glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
13th century
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

Christian Vogt
Barbara and Rike
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Ruttenberg through the courtesy of the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation
A blue and white platter. White porcellanous body with painting in blue under a clear glaze slightly tinged with blue-green.
Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
Platter with an inscription from a Hadith [a saying of the Prophet Muhammad], signed by Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
1600 – 1799
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
This dish features a three part structural division; the boss is almost flat. Around the depressed area is a band of degenerate Gothic [or pseudo-Arabic] script. On the brim are solid lustre painted zig-zags, possibly a late version of gadroons. The empty areas of this pattern are filled with dots and floral motifs. The reverse has repeated circles only.
Moorish (Moorish)
Shallow Dish
16th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design