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Groups of men gamble, smoke, and drink in a dark guardroom. In the left foreground a seated man wearing a red sash lights his white clay pipe, while his companion pauses his smoking to listen to a man standing next to him. The red of the smoker's sash is repeated in the flag and fabrics strewn about in the right foreground, which form part of a still-life of weapons, musical instruments, and glinting armor heaped together against the wall. Between these brightly lit foreground vignettes the scene recedes into the darkened interior where a group of five men gather about a table to gamble.
David Teniers the Younger
Interior of a Guardroom
1635 – 1645
Museum Purchase
1965/1.185
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))
Bowl
1000 – 1132
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1973/2.14
A woman wearing a black hat reclines in a sketchily-rendered chair. Shown in a three-quarter view and angled towards the viewer's left, she sits quietly, looking straight ahead. She wears a fur-trimmed coat, and flexes her right hand, which is curled into a loose fist, upwards. The background is left blank.  The entire image is covered with a series of heavy diagonal slashes. <br />
Signed in the lower left of the composition, in the plate, "JTJ [the second J rendered backwards] / J.J. tissot"
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French (culture or style))
La convalescente, cancelled proof
1875
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aldrich
2004/2.164
A woman in an elaborate striped dress stands in an outdoor landscape, shading her eyes with her right hand and looking directly out at the viewer. She holds a white umbrella that dramatically frames her head (capped by a white hat) against the dark sky in the upper background of the composition. A contrasting white area of ground beneath the black sky leads into the foreground, where the woman stands at the edge of a pond surrounded by reeds and a large stalked plant.  <br />
Signed in the image, lower left, in the plate: "J.J. Tissot / 1875"
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French (culture or style))
Matinee de printemps
1875
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aldrich
2005/2.33
Deep porcelain bowl with wide foot, fine body, and colorless glaze.<br />
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This high-quality white porcelain bowl is presumed to have been produced at official court kilns around Usan-ri, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggido. The well-levigated clay of finest quality was used for this bowl. Sagger was used to protect the bowl during firing to attain its pure white, immaculate surface. Entire foot of the bowl was glazed, and the foot was placed upon a fine white sand support to make the surface as clean as possible. The outer base is enscribed with Chinese character &ldquo;天&quot; (&ldquo;Cheon;&rdquo; sky, heaven)&rdquo; by scraping off the glaze. The characters &ldquo;大&rdquo; (&ldquo;Dae;&rdquo; big; great)&rdquo; and &ldquo;黃&rdquo; (&ldquo;Hwang;&rdquo; yellow) have been stippled after firing. Finely fused and sintered, this bowl exemplifies the essence of white porcelain made from offical court kilns, which is robust and white as a white jade.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (20
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Deep Bowl
15th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.265
Porcelain wine bottle with ten cobalt pigment depicting Chinese Daoist ten symbols of longevity&mdash;sun, cloud, mountain, rock, water, crane, deer, turtle, pine tree, and the mushroom of eternal youth. A blue band rings the foot of the bottle, as well as just below the main register of the body. The ten symbols of longevity design stretches around the bulbous body above, tapering off as the body begins to taper into the tubular neck, culminating in a slightly flared rim.<br />
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This bottle was produced in Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. It is decorated on the entire surface with ten longevity symbols, including deer, pine trees, and cranes, rendered in underglaze cobalt blue. Ten longevity symbols were frequently chosen to decorate the stationery, bottles, and jars produced in the late 19th century at kilns in Bunwon-ri. This is a high-quality white porcelain bottle, with well sintered clay and glaze and outstanding cobalt blue colouring.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wine bottle with Ten Symbols of Longevity design
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.281
A tall glazed and speckled white-blue porcelain offering dish for an altar. The base is a wide, slightly tapered cylinder. The dish a the top is quite wide and shallow until it reaches the point of the base, where there is a deep hole in the cylinder of the base.<br />
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This is a hard-paste cup stand with a glossy surface. It is a high-grade object and was produced at a kiln in Bunwonri, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. There are fine cracks in one side of its foot.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.201]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Altar Dish
1850 – 1899
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.43
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
2009/2.47
An earthenware sancai three-color glazed figure of a man wearing a long green robe and tall black hat. He is carrying an amber-glazed rectangular box over the top of an amber-glazed tasseled sash that covers his hands, and is standing on a green- and amber-glazed octagonal dais. His face is painted in polychrome mineral pigments, and his head was sculpted separately from the body.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Male Attendant
1368 – 1644
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
2009/2.105A&B
This rectangular vase is decorated in one corber with a wheel or foral design carved into the clay. The opening edges of the vase are not straight, but asymmetrical. The natural ash glaze decorates the vase with varyig shades of gray.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Vase
1995 – 2005
Gift of Lori and David London
2010/1.204
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
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