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A curvy jar with a long neck and a lid.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Yixing ware covered jar
19th century
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection
1971/2.77A&B
This ceramic vase has a long oval shape with a wide neck, rounded lip and sloping shoulder area. The circular rings from the process of being thrown on the wheel can be seen beneath the glaze. The glaze is a yellow-orange matt, with dark brown patches, over a shiny celadon green and iridescent purple base.
Pewabic Pottery
Monumental Vase
1930 – 1940
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.196
This is a 44.5 cm high ceramic vase. The body has an oval shape with a small rounded band as its base. The shoulder area has a rounded edge and a small flat band at the bottom of the neck. There is a short neck with a rounded, overhanging lip at the top. The vase is covered with an iridescent glaze over a semi-matt glaze that creates an appearance of irregular patches of color. It has a lilac, or lavender blue appearance. The rings of the thrown clay can be seen beneath the glaze.
Pewabic Pottery
Monumental vase
1926
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.197

Seifū Yohei III
Narrow-necked vase with crackled celadon glaze
1880 – 1914
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.510
An oil bottle with an upright dish-shaped mouth, which is somewhat wide in relation to the body. Fine crackles extend over the entire vessel. Foot is low and has four spur marks. The glaze is oxidized, yielding a yellow-brown hue in parts.
<p>This oil bottle has an upright disn-shaped mouth. The mouth is somewhat wide in relation to the body. It is undecorated, but fine crackles&nbsp;extend over its entire body. The foot is low and has four refractory spur marks. Its glaze is oxidized, yielding a yellow-brown hue in parts. The bottle is intact and has a solid appearance due to the fine clay that was used to make it.&nbsp;<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.129]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Celadon Oil Bottle
12th century
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam
2021/1.149
Blackish brown rice-bale-shaped bottle, asymmetrical. Neck and mouth are crudely rendered but the body is well formed. The joint between outer surface of the base and the body displays traces of being scraped with a wooden board. The closed end is smooth. The bottle is decorated by a paddled pattern.<br />
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This blackish brown, stoneware rice-bale-shaped bottle is asymmetrical in form. Its neck and mouth are crudely shaped, but its body and base are well-formed. The joint between the outer surface of the base and the body displays traces of having been scraped with a wooden board. The closed end opposite side of the base has a smooth surface, while the rest of the body is decorated by a paddled pattern.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 85]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Rice-bale-shaped Bottle
918 – 1910
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam
2021/1.152
Shallow, tan, stoneware bowl with patterns in shades of black and reddish brown on the exterior. 
Bowl
1925 – 1935
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev
1984/2.11
An earthenware miniature standing screen, mimicking wooden construction, with two vertical support beams and three cross beams on a platform with support brackets at the base. &nbsp;There are finials at the top on both sides, and it is glazed in green and amber.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Screen on Plinth with Finials
1368 – 1644
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
2008/2.280
A globular, wide-mouthed jar with two bands of incised and impressed rib-pattern decoration, and two lug handles holding loose rings on the shoulder. A light coating of olive-green glaze covers the top and shoulder. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Jar
475 BCE – 221 BCE
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.93
A rectangular shaped plate with eight circular patterns. The rim is slightly flared out to create the concave shape. The top surface is unglazed, scorched to an intense red. The bottom does not have foot. In the kiln, the thick clay slabs were stacked close together so that the floating ash landed on the edge of the plate facing the flame. The circular patterns are areas that were protected from the flame by cylinder clay spacers.
Takahashi Rakusai III (Japanese (culture or style))
Shigaraki ware plate
1955 – 1965
Museum Purchase
1963/2.76

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Miniature Vase, with image of Shoki the Demon Queller (Hirado ware?)
1860 – 1910
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.529
A small, slightly squat, globular stoneware jar, resting on a broad and short foot, with a short, narrow neck rising to hold a slightly domed lid. There are three small lug handles at the shoulder, allowing the jar to be carried by a cord. The jar is decorated with three horizontal zones of decoration, either floral or abstract designs drawn freehand in cobalt blue pigment before a translucent glaze was applied to the entire vessel.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white small lidded jar with three lug handles
16th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1993/2.20.1-2
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