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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Canton Ware Tiered 4-part Cylindrical Box
19th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
Lacquered wooden box with inlaid mother-of-pearl in double-dragon design. The heads of each dragon stretch diagonally inward from opposite corners of the box, with wide eyes and open mouths. Their bodies curve in and out of the top plane of the box, creating an opposing effect with symmetrical balance. The dragons reach forward towards a flaming orb in the center of the box, called a cintamani, or Buddhist wish-granting jewel. Among the dragons are swirling cloud designs made of inlaid nacre and copper wire.<br />
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The lid of the box completely covers the box from top to bottom. The box was used to store clothes. The design of the lid shows a pair of dragons arranged around <em>cintāmaṇi</em> at the center. The bottom edge of the lid is decorated with a row of dots. The dragons are rendered with mother-of-pearl. <em>Cintāmaṇi</em> in the middle of the lid is rendered with tortoiseshell. The row of dots was rendered alternately with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell. The outlines of the dragons&rsquo;
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Box with Double-Dragon Design
1767 – 1832
Gift of Linda Dresner Levy and Ed Levy, Jr.
A stoneware ceramic box, with a rounded bowl and a nearly flat lid, decorated with a free-hand drawn landscape in underglaze cobalt blue on the lid, and then coated in a whitish glaze overall.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white covered box with landscape scene on lid
16th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Octagonal Stacking Boxes with Chrysanthemum Design
19th century
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Box with lid
1867 – 1899
Gift of Mr. William Muscenheim
Crescent shaped box with lid. Box contains various geometric patterns. The center of the lid is designed with three deeply carved lines. Covering the remainder of the lid, on both sides of the three lines, are diamond patterns formed by interlocking lines.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
20th century
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Round Covered Box
19th century
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Covered Box
1733 – 1766
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
Lidded box covered in paper. The exterior is decorated with flowers and butterflies in green, red, and gold. There are no designs on the interior paper. The largest of three nesting boxes.
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Nesting Sewing Box (One of Set)
20th century
Gift of Keum Ja and Byung Schick Kang
Inlaying silver into ironware was a popular method of decorating metalwork that required high levels of skill. Numerous items were produced with inlay decorations. The entire lid and body of this hexagonal case are decorated with inlaid silver. The lid features a hexagonal design in its center surrounded by a continuous four-leaf flower design. The six sides of the body are decorated by three pairs of turtle designs, crane designs and deer designs, arranged alternately. The lid and body are bordered with a fret-patterned band. This case with a flat base is excellently preserved. This type of iron-lidded case with inlaid silver design was produced in large quantities from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, continuing through the Japanese annexation of the Korean Peninsula. Such cases are mostly octagonal; this is a rare hexagonal example.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 244]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Hexagonal Tobacco Box with Lid
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Brush Holder
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
Lidded stoneware box with hexagonal base and sides.  Decorated with blue, copper, and lead underglaze painting under translucent glaze.
Kawai Kanjirô
Hexagonal box with handpainted floral garland and lid
1936 – 1946
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Spurr
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