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The profile bust of a young woman is depicted in the well of this dish. The rim features a variety of grotesque ornament, including two winged, serpent-like creatures with human heads, whose tails interlace at the top of the plate. Cornucopias full of fruit appear beneath these creatures, followed by weapons and shields, one of which bears the date 1526. At the bottom appears the head of a cherub supporting a vase of fruit.
Nicola da Urbino
Dish (Tondino) with portrait of a young woman and grotesque decoration
1526
Museum Purchase
1965/2.79
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
1964/1.101
Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.
Shibata Zeshin
Plate with Floral Design, one of five
1879 – 1890
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.56
Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.
Shibata Zeshin
Plate with Floral Design, one of five
1879 – 1890
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.60

J.T. Abernathy
Plate
1923 – 1969
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Korwin
1969/2.27
A circular, smaller white porcelain plate. On the upper surface, three vases, similar in shape, are shown overlapping diagonally in blue background. The two outer vases run off the plate’s rim. They are outlined in underglaze blue and are against a painted light-blue background. The left vase is covered with a white glaze (which left unpainted) under a red key-fret design. The center vase is totally covered with a white crackle pattern done in blue underglaze line. The right vase has a design of evenly-spaced red flowers. Precise flat bases are combined with a rather awkward suggestion of a three-dimensional view of the lips. The back has a triple representation of peony buds surrounded by fine branching stems and leaves. 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 three vase design (one of five with 1964/1.100-103)
1700 – 1732
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1964/1.104

Artist Unknown;John A. Foster
Plate with reddish-brown glaze and white underglaze
1930 – 1940
Gift of John A. Foster
1943.268
Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.
Shibata Zeshin
Plate with Floral Design, one of five
1879 – 1890
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.57

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Imari fish plate with paintings of phoenix and hollyhock
1845 – 1855
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.13
A burial set of various pieces of glazed porcelain. Included are 15 plates, 16 bowls and 6 lids. All pieces vary in width, depth, and color.
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Burial Set (15 plates, 16 bowls and 6 lids)
17th century
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.79.1

Dorothy Dunitz
Plate
20th century
Gift of The Artisans, Ann Arbor
1972/1.160
This plate has durable body and protective glazed surface. Seven brown ring-like patterns (said to be modeled after horse eyes) decorate the inner rim of the large plate. The outermost edge is ringed in brown.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Seto Ware Oil Plate
1615 – 1868
Gift of Dr. Walter R. Parker
1942.5
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