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Seifū Yohei III
Water jar
1893 – 1914
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A conical stoneware bowl on a tall foot ring, the exterior wall fluted, covered in a craqueleur gray-green celadon glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
13th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Fang lei (square wine vessel) with bas relief bird designs
1700 – 1899
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
The body of the tankard is decorated with two narrow bands of gilded abstract vegetal ornament around the neck and base, separated by a wider band that features three repoussé medallions alternating with three bosses. Each medallion depicts a standing nude female: one of the nudes appears in an interior holding a dagger to her chest; another holds a sword and a man's head and stands beside a female companion; the third holds an elongated arrow with a blindfolded cupid at her feet. The cast handle consists of a clawed bird's foot grasping a ball at the base, followed by a satyr mask, a bound female nude, and, surmounting the handle, the bust of a warrior. The lid, a later addition, bears a wreath with a series of initials and the date 1639.
Tankard with Lid and scenes of Judith, Lucretia, and Venus
1600 – 1639
Museum Purchase

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ding (tripod vessel) with cover, in a squat spherical shape
9794 BCE – 220 CE
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ding (tripod vessel) and lid, with interlace design
9229 BCE
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
A stoneware vessel designed for pouring or possibly to serve as an oil lamp, in the shape of a duck. The lower half of the duck&#39;s body and &quot;legs&quot; are formed by a shallow bowl on an openwork pedestal; the sides of the bowl have been compressed to make an elongated shape. The upper half of the duck&#39;s body, and its neck and head are formed by hand, The duck&#39;s body is hollow, with two aperture: liquids can be poured in through a funnel with a cup-shaped mouth on the duck&#39;s back, and liquids can be poured out through a wide opening at the tail.<br />
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This is a gray or gray-orange, duck-shaped, low-fired earthenware vessel. Its semi-globular spout is attached to the upper part of the duck&rsquo;s back, while a 2.8cm wide hole, which appears to have been used for pouring liquids, is located at the tail end. The duck&rsquo;s beak is flat and wide, and its eyes are expressed by an incised dot and circle. The lower part of the body features three ridges that form a wave design. The pe
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Vessel in the shape of a duck
200 – 399
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)
1900 – 1932
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
A small stoneware bowl on a foot ring with an everted flat rim. The exterior is carved to represent lotus petals, the interior molded with two fish. The bowl is covered in a green craqueleur celadon glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
13th century
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
A globular pot with a flat bottom, a neck and mouth angled to one side, and a coil handle curving up from neck to top of pot.  There is bow-string decoration around pot and neck, and it is covered in a gray-green glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Chamber Pot
317 – 439
Gift of Ping and Zenobia Lee
A brass container with two separate parts, the container base and a lid cover on top. The container base is flat and round; while the cover has a smei-sphere shape with a narrow neck lid with knob on top.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Kuduo - Brass Container
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
This cylindircal jar has a circular lid with a small handle. The natural ash glaze creates a mix of green, black, gray, and reddish hues.
Kōyama Kiyoko
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist