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A medium size, well potted jar with round shoulder and shorter neck. Inside is not totally glazed. On the body, pine, bamboo, and plum trees are finely painted with blue underglaze. Then a translucent glaze is applied, which turns into milky, white color. It has three floral decorations on the shoulder; the decoration is originated in functional elements of “ears” to which ropes were tied for transportation. The neck has a band of double lines and spray design of peony flowers and leaves. The rim of the neck is unglazed. The foot is unglazed; eye is glazed. Some imperfections of glaze are seen toward the bottom. Glaze is scraped off on one part. Many speckles on the surface.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Blue-and-white jar with floral and leaf design
1615 – 1643
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Satin damask woven designs of pine, bamboo, and plum (shochikubai) and the takarazukushi
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
White Satin Underkimono with Woven Auspicious Designs
1950 – 1999
This painted hanging scroll depicts a rocky cliff with trees at the base. The trees are around a pavilion at the bottom left. On the upper right is an inscription with three lines in descending order right to left. It is followed by two red stamps. 
Nakabayashi Chikutō
Pavillion in the Woods in Spring
Vertical lines stream downward across the print indicate torrents of rain. The dark color pallette and black strip across the top indicate that the image is set at night.  A giant tree on an island looms over the image, surrounded by water. A poem in the upper left corner reads: <br />"Elsewhere will they talk of the music of the evening breeze<br />that has made the pine of Karasaki famous; the voice of the<br />wind is not heard through the sound of the rain in the night."
Andō Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
Eight Views of Ômi: #2 Night Rain at Karasaki
1829 – 1839
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A bird is perched on a branch on the upper right with its tail extending to the left of the painting. The bottom right has a branch with a knot in the middle and a signature to the left of the knot. Coming down from the top of the print on the left is a pine branch. 
Ding Yanyong
Bird of Longevity on Pine Branch
1830 – 1880
A monkey climbs up a tree, grasping at the branches with his hands and feet. The image uses soft colors, and the monkey almost appears to be leaning or falling away from the tree. The top right corner appears gray. This is a pair with 1986/2.61.1.
Mori Sosen (Japanese (culture or style))
Monkey Climbing a Tree
1807 – 1821

Jane C. Stanley
Pines, Summerville, S.C.
1863 – 1940
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Bright green mountains dominate this tranquil autumn landscape. Figures wait beneath trees alongside a riverbank for a ferry in the lower portion of the scroll.
Yao Yunzai (Yao Yün-tsai)
Waiting for a Ferry by a River in Autumn

Seifū Yohei III
Teabowl, white glaze with overglaze copper painting of pine tree (1 of 2)
early 1880s - early 1910s
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Pastoral poet Tao Yuanming (372–427) and a boy-servant bearing chrysanthemums on his back are shown. Two pine trees dominate the composition. Tao Yuanming’s forward gaze and slightly hunched posture exhibit his full inner exhilaration when chrysanthemums were collected. The subtle smile on the poet’s face seems also to reflect a moment of transcendence.<br />
Has signature and seal of the artist
Ni Tian
Tao Yuanming Appreciating Chrysanthemums
1855 – 1919
This photograph depicts a small river cascade in a pine forest.
William Henry Jackson (American (North American))
Cascade, Middle Fork of the Gallatin, M.T.
1872 – 1877
Museum Purchase