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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
This small vase has a matte black glaze on the lower portion and a thick green glaze with many bubbles in it that extends from the narrow mouth across the shoulder of the vessel.
Pewabic Pottery
Vase
1917
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.184
Footed bowl-shaped vessel with iridescent dark gray-black glaze
Pewabic Pottery
Bowl
1918
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.192
Footed vessel with round body, short neck and flared mouth covered with an iridescent glaze over a semi-matte glaze that creates an appearance of irregular patches of color. It has an overall blue-green appearance. The rings of the thrown clay can be seen beneath the glaze.
Pewabic Pottery
Vase
1922
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.193
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))
Bowl
1000 – 1132
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1973/2.14
Square ceramic tile with iridescent orange glaze
Pewabic Pottery
Tile
1932 – 1942
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1973/2.55
Square ceramic tile with copper and turquoise iridescent glaze
Pewabic Pottery
Tile
1932 – 1942
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1973/2.58
Square ceramic tile with iridescent metallic glaze
Pewabic Pottery
Tile
1932 – 1942
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1973/2.59
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))
Bowl
1573 – 1619
Museum purchase made possible by the Augusta Plumer Weiss Memorial Fund
1977/2.19
This is a fragment of a circlular roof eave tile or <em>wa dang</em> <em>(瓦当)</em> earthenware, with an impressed cloud pattern.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
2nd century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
1979/2.7
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
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))
Bowl
960 – 1279
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.74
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