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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
1964/1.99
An etching of a woman in a black dress with two small dogs walking on a tree-lined path. Behind her follows a man in a top hat and two other women, one of whom wears a nun's habit.<br />
Signed in the lower right title margin, on the plate: "J.J. Tissot"
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French (culture or style))
La Mystérieuse
1885
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aldrich
2004/2.173
Large oblong, rectangular wooden bowl with rounded ends.<br />
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These large bowls (<em>hamji</em>) were made by carving out large, single pieces of wood. Notches or handles have been carved out on two opposite sides of the outer walls, making them easy to carry. Round hamji bowls were sometimes carved on a turning lathe, but those with notches could be made by carving out single lengths of wood with an adz. These bowls were used in towns and the countryside alike. Affluent households would possess sets of large, medium-sized, and small bowls with notches piled up together. When grinding mung beans, beans, or red beans, such bowls are placed below a grindstone supported by a tripod.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 274]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wooden Bowl
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.29
Wooden table with a dodecagon table top and rounded out legs.<br />
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This dog-legged tray-table has its name derived from the shape of its curved legs which resemble those of dogs. The table top and its raised brim are made from the same single piece of thick board. Aprons between the legs, immediately under the table top, are not shaped in identical proportion, as they were initially made long and were shortened where it was needed. Bamboo pegs are driven into the table top to join it with the aprons, and the stretchers are nailed to the legs by nails driven in from the bottom.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 258]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wooden Table
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.34
A stereoscope view made of wood and brass. It has a wooden stick handle that supports the viewer; which is made of a metal case with glass pieces that the viewer can look through. There are two cross shaped pieces of wood attached to the viewer; the horizontal piece of wood slides along the vertical piece, and has two brass holders for the stereoscope card.
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Viewer
1925 – 1980
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
2010/1.168

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Netsuke of demon hiding under a straw hat
19th century
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.24
egg-shaped wood vessel on legs, with petal-shaped opening on top
Alby Hall
Egg-shaped vessel
1992
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2002/2.142
A vessel of bleached wood. From a narrow base, the vessel widens gradually. Near the top it begans to narrow gradually then narrows quickly on a nearly horizontal plane to a very small mouth. The surface, apart from the smooth lip of the mouth, is finely textured with vertical scoring.<br />
light-colored wood vase with textured hatching across surfaces
John Jordan
Boxelder Vessel
1996
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2002/2.150

Dan Kvitka
Stones from the River, table base
2000
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2002/2.153A
On a large, sinuous platform, twenty-two finished wood pieces are nestled within their respective positions; the pieces are comprised of large and small flat cylindrical shapes in shades of red and black.
Dan Kvitka
Stones from the River, vessel 6/22
2000
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2002/2.153G
On a large, sinuous platform, twenty-two finished wood pieces are nestled within their respective positions; the pieces are comprised of large and small flat cylindrical shapes in shades of red and black.
Dan Kvitka
Stones from the River, vessel 12/22
2000
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2002/2.153M
On a large, sinuous platform, twenty-two finished wood pieces are nestled within their respective positions; the pieces are comprised of large and small flat cylindrical shapes in shades of red and black.
Dan Kvitka
Stones from the River, vessel 16/22
2000
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2002/2.153Q
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