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Flask-shaped bottle with short, narrow neck. Bamboo leaves design in brown color is applied on one shoulder toward the bottom. The porous surface of white glaze shows the orange color of the clay. The spout is narrow and has an elevated rim. The foot is short and glazed.
Takuo Katô
Shino ware flask-shaped bottle with bamboo design
1953 – 1963
Museum Purchase
1963/2.69
This is an earthenware flask with a tall flattened body, short neck with direct rim to one side, and two peirced, flattened lugs for a strap handle. It is incised with a floral scroll on the body and has a domed lid with tall rim and pointed finial. It is covered in a green lead glaze with iridescence and calcification. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Flask
907 – 1125
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.101.1-2
This bottle has a slightly out-turned astragal mouth. Short slender neck and a bulbous body that is rather heavy. The whole foot is rather high and thick. The body is decorated with a simple abstract floral design in cobalt-blue pigment.<br />
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Small bottles with short necks were generally used as containers of perfumed oil or precious liquids. This is a small oil bottle decorated with semi-abstract foliage design in cobalt blue. The foot shows no trace of kiln spurs, while the foot rim is unglazed and reveals the clay body. The colour of the cobalt pigment and the way it has been fired suggest that this bottle was produced in the early 20th century.The lower part of the body was slightly contaminated, but the bottle remains intact.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.175]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Small blue-and-white jar with abstracted plant design
1900 – 1950
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1977/1.195

Faceted bottle
1100 – 1299
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1961/1.182
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
1977/1.196
It has a long, thin neck and flat oval body. The wide foot is rather shallow but deeply recessed on the underside. The entire of surface is decorated with peony blossom design printed in cobalt blue sigment.<br />
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This is a long-necked white porcelain bottle with peony sprays wrapping around the entire body. The white porcelain background is bright in colour, while the light and dark contrasts of the peony pattern give its flowers a three-dimensional appearance. There are sand spur marks on the foot, and on the outer base are incised symbols. Such marks are found in the waste deposits of kilns in Bunwonri, Gwangju-gun, Gyeonggi-do at the end of the 19th century. The mouth has been severed lost. This is a high-quality white porcelain bottle, with well sintered clay and glaze, but the rim has been severed and lost.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.179]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Blue-and-white vase with large floral designs
1850 – 1899
Gift of the Reverend and Mrs. Philip L. Schenk for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1962/1.93
Terracotta bottle with a bulbous belly and a long cylindrical neck. Black ash firing finish on entire bottle with ethched geometric design on belly.
Caddo;Mississippian (Caddo;Mississippian)
Ceremonial Tall Necked Bottle
1245 – 1255
Museum Purchase
1982/2.49
This is a stoneware flask with amber glaze on the upper portion. The lower portion is unglazed, showing white slip.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Flask
907 – 1125
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.92

Thai
Bottle (fragment) on a foot ring with carved decor, Sawankhalok ware
1300 – 1499
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection
1971/2.91
The unglazed ewer consists of two parts: a bulbous body with narrow, well-defined foot ring and short columnar neck; and a spout joined in the form of an anmial's head. A handle extends from the base of the head to the shoulder of the body. Around the upper part of the body runs an Arabic verse in Naskhi script. The moulded relief inscription is set against a background of floral scrolls. The meter is Tawil: (translated) Behold, poverty hopes for wealth, while wealth fears poverty." The verse appears in the 'Iqd al-Farid, compiled by Ibn 'Abd Rabbihi, who attributes it to 'Ali. The column above the body narrows to form a shoulder, on which the head has been set. The head is a cone, the narrow end of which serves as the animal's nose and has a small hole for pouring out the contents of the ewer. Over the base of the cone jut two pointed ears. Two loops are fastened below them to the shoulder of the neck. Small discs, serving as eyes, have been applied in the front of the ears. The hole for insertion of the liq
Iranian (Iranian)
Squat bottle with everted rim
17th century
Museum Purchase
1957/1.90
Bottle with full, rounded base that tapers into a thin neck that terminates in a lipped rim.  From the neck up, the vase has a brown glaze.  The body has a brownish gray glaze with a white drizzled squiggle decoration along it.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Onda ware bottle
1949
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1964/1.82

Syrian
Bottle
1200 – 1399
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1961/1.189
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