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This thin porcelain conical bowl has a direct slightly everted rim on a footring. Its interior has a lightly incised floral meander decoration,and it is covered in a white glaze with bluish tinge.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1000 – 1132
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
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
This is a grayish brown small jar with a short neck and a globular body. It is dated to the end of the 19th century, judging from its motifs, color of cobalt-blue and shape. It is decorated with a line around the rim and with floral scrolls on the shoulder. The entire foot is glazed and has grains of coarse sand stuck to it. Extensive contamination from impurities on its surface has given it a yellow tint overall.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.174]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Small Blue-and-White Jar with Bamboo Design, misfired
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
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
A porcelain large bowl with gently curved interior and straight flaring rim, on a foot ring with kiln grit residue.  It is painted with underglaze cobalt blue to depict a duck in a landscape in the central image surrounded by a border of six groupings of plants, and around the rim eight foliate-shaped reserves frame a floral spray against a patterned ground.  It is covered in a clear glaze with fine crackle.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1580 – 1650
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
<p>black summer Ro obi with interwoven white, gold, and red daisies.</p>
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
1925 – 1999
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
<p>cream-gray chirimen komon haori with interwoven karahana (chinese stylized flowers) arranged within cloud shaped-motifs containing colorful dyed and embroidered imaginary flowers, phoenix, and creatures with a pink and orange shibori lining with takara zukushi (precious objects) and floral motifs.</p>
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
1925 – 1999
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
A red and black flower basket with geometric patterns on a footing with two long handles that connect at the tip.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Flower Basket
20th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
A green snuff bottle with blue floral designs. On the top is a green glass stopper.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Snuff bottle with blue floral sprays under green glaze
1912 – 1949
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
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
The circular, smaller white porcelain plate has a design of gourds, flowers, vines and leaves around the rim. The gourds are outlined with blue underglaze and colored with yellow overglaze. Blue underglaze and transparent green overglaze are used for the leaves. The flowers and vines are drawn with red. The red enamel is worn off from some of the tendrils, a characteristic of 18th century Nabeshima. The reverse side has four clustered jewel or treasure motifs with four bows and streamers repeated three times. On the shallow foot, bold lines are drawn in a row like a comb. The design on the back is all drawn with blue underglaze. (Referencce: Becker, Sister Johanna. “A Group of Nabeshima Porcelain.")
Artist Unknown, Nabeshima ware, Japan
Plate with gourd and vine design (one of five with 1964/1.100 and 102-104)
1700 – 1732
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund