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This porcelain bowl was produced at a regional kiln in the regions of Gimhae-si, Jinhae-si, Jinju-si, Sacheon-si, and Gonmyeong-myeon in southwestern region of Gyeongsangnamdo in the 16th century, Joseon. Such bowls were known to the Japanese as “ido (井戶)” tea bowls and treated as luxury items. Though this bowl was intended to be made as a white porcelain bowl, the numerous impurities stuck to its surface tinged the surface with brown. Refractory spur marks remain on the inner base and the foot. There is a large number of pinholes on the foot and lower part of the wall, and impurities stuck inside the pinholes appear like dotted decoration. There are traces of glaze running, some of which were caused by melting and flowing down. Although this was previously classified as a Japanese artifact, it is thought to have been produced in Korea and later used in Japan as a tea bowl. Therefore, the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation newly added this bowl as a Korean object after a careful examinat
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Tea Bowl, 'ido chawan' type
16th century
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
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
Thin porcelain conical bowl with direct rim on a footring, covered in a white glaze with bluish tinge, the rim is unglazed.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
960 – 1127
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection
A porcelain hemispherical bowl with direct rim on a footring, the interior base is painted to depict a lion playing with a ball that looks like a coin, surrounded by a flowing ribbon. The bowl is covered in a clear glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1368 – 1644
Gift of Mr. Jennis R. Galloway through the Friends of the Museum of Art
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
A thin conical porcelain bowl with a direct rim on a footring and an interior with incised cloud-like decoration. It is covered in a white glaze with bluish tinge.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
960 – 1279
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Seifū Yohei III
White teapot with stamped dragonfly design (pair w/ 1954/1.503)
1893 – 1914
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A thin porcelain conical bowl with a direct rim on a footring.  The interior has incised double fish decorations and six linear divisions around the walls.  It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish tinge, and an unglazed rim.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
12th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
It has a small straight rim. Abstract flowers is decorated on the shoulder in the cobalt blue. The body shapes octagonal form.<br />
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This white porcelain jar has an octagonal body and is decorated with vignettes in underglaze cobalt blue on the upper part of the shoulder. Its recessed base, created by removing clay from the bottom, retains traces of fine sand support. This angular bottle was shaped using a mold and has a strong sheen. A large number of cracks and contaminants, however, have darkened the surface. The clay is well sintered, forming a sturdy body.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.175]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Small faceted bottle
1850 – 1899
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
A porcelain baluster-shaped jar on a footring with a short wide neck, topped with a domed cover with flaring flange and a peaked knob. It is covered in powder blue underglaze with four large scalloped reserved panels on the body alternating with smaller reserves on the shoulder and lid: the large reserves containing flowering plants, a landscape, and two scenes of the hundred antiquities, painted in underglaze blue and red, and overglaze enamels; the smaller reserves containing flowering plants in underglaze blue and red. The jar is covered in clear glaze, then painted with overglaze gold floral meander, which is wearing away. The jar, lid, and teakwood stand are acquisition numbers 1982/1.206A, 1982/1.206B, and 1982/1.206C. They are part of a ten-piece garniture set which includes: jars, 1982/1.206A, 1982/1.206B, 1982/1.206C,  1982/1.207A, 1982/1.207B, and 1982/1.207C; vases, 1982/1.208, 1982/1.215, 1982/1.216, and 1982/1.220; plates, 1982/1.212, 1982/1.213, and bowls 1982/1.221, and1982/1.22.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Covered Jar (Jar)
1700 – 1722
Gift of the Estate of Hobart Taylor, Jr.
A tall porcelain vase with an ovoid lower body, a tall narrow neck, and dish shaped mouth on a footring. The neck has several applied figures of molded immortals and sculpted cosmological creatures, and four loop lugs. It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish green tinge. The lid is missing.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Covered Jar
12th century
Gift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips