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Japanese
Figure of a Daoist immortal Tobosaku
ivory
2 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 15/16 in (7.3 cm x 3.2 cm x 2.3 cm)
Gift of Mr. Curtis G. Coley
A tall porcelain vase with an ovoid lower body, a tall narrow neck, and a dish shaped mouth on a footring. The neck has several applied figures of molded immortals and sculpted cosmological creatures, including cranes, clouds, deer, and a dragon chasing a protruding flaming pearl. It is topped with a cone shaped lid with wide flange, topped with a crane-shaped finial. There are four loop lugs on both the lid and around the mouth. It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish green tinge. This jar is one of a pair with <em>1993/1.81.</em>
Chinese
Covered Jar
stoneware with glaze
34 in x 7 13/16 in x 7 3/16 in (86.36 cm x 19.84 cm x 18.26 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
Masatsugu
Netsuke of the Daoist immortal Gama Sennin with a three-legged toad on his back
ivory
1 9/16 in. x 11/16 in. x 1 1/8 in. ( 4 cm x 1.7 cm x 2.9 cm )
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
A round peach-shaped water dropper. The peach itself is covered in a white glaze and covered in bamboo stalks and leaves. These are embossed onto the peach and stand out even more as the iron brown underglaze comes through strongest on these details. The iron brown underglaze can also be seen along the base of the waterdropper. The hole is at the top of the peach.<br />
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This is a peach-shaped water dropper shaped in a mold, featuring mold-impressed designs of peach leaf and branch on the surface. Its upper part is perforated by two water holes and the body is very light. Parts of the designs in high-relief are thinly glazed and tinged with brown. The foot is low. It was fired on the kiln shelf, which is an indication that it was produced in the early 20th century.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.185]
Korean
White Porcelain Peach-Shaped Water Dropper
porcelain with iron brown underglaze painting
2 1/16 in. x 2 3/8 in. x 2 3/8 in. ( 5.2 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm )
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
A tall porcelain vase with an ovoid lower body, a tall narrow neck, and dish shaped mouth on a footring. The neck has several applied figures of molded immortals and sculpted cosmological creatures, and four loop lugs. It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish green tinge. The lid is missing.
Chinese
Covered Jar
porcelain with glaze
28 in x 7 1/16 in (71.12 cm x 17.94 cm);8 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 29 1/2 in (20.96 cm x 26.04 cm x 74.93 cm)
Gift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips
Unglazed gray stoneware flattened bottle with two lion-head lugs near teh upper corners, and two turtle shaped lugs on the bottom.
Korean
Flattened Bottle with Lion-head and Turle Lugs
unglazed stoneware with appliqued decoration
9 1/16 in. x 7 1/16 in. x 6 5/16 in. ( 23 cm x 18 cm x 16 cm )
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
Porcelain wine bottle with ten cobalt pigment depicting Chinese Daoist ten symbols of longevity&mdash;sun, cloud, mountain, rock, water, crane, deer, turtle, pine tree, and the mushroom of eternal youth. A blue band rings the foot of the bottle, as well as just below the main register of the body. The ten symbols of longevity design stretches around the bulbous body above, tapering off as the body begins to taper into the tubular neck, culminating in a slightly flared rim.<br />
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This bottle was produced in Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. It is decorated on the entire surface with ten longevity symbols, including deer, pine trees, and cranes, rendered in underglaze cobalt blue. Ten longevity symbols were frequently chosen to decorate the stationery, bottles, and jars produced in the late 19th century at kilns in Bunwon-ri. This is a high-quality white porcelain bottle, with well sintered clay and glaze and outstanding cobalt blue colouring.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum
Korean
Wine bottle with Ten Symbols of Longevity design
porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze
12 3/8 in. x 8 7/16 in. x 8 7/16 in. ( 31.5 cm x 21.5 cm x 21.5 cm )
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
greyware jar with lid, pained with polychrome mystic cloud design, flared neck, globular body, tall foot
Chinese
Large covered hu (wine storage jar) with molded taotie masks and painted designs of stylized clouds and Mount Penglai
grey earthenware with polychrome pigments
22 1/16 in. x 13 in. x 9 13/16 in. ( 56 cm x 33 cm x 25 cm )
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
Plaque in the form of a snarling lion's face holding a double-edged "severn star" (here only three of the seven stars are depicted as large dots connected by lines) sword in its mouth and ornamented with a red octagon containing the characters for "daqi" surrounded by eight trigrams on its forehead.
Taiwanese
Protective Amulet
polychrome on wood
8 3/8 in. x 8 9/16 in. x 1/2 in. ( 21.2 cm x 21.8 cm x 1.2 cm )
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
This print is typical, depicting the Stove God and his wife with halos and elegant clothing. Before them is a table with common worship instruments, including candles, an incense burner, and flowers. Standing in the bottom corners are two officials, and between them a container of jewels. The jewels are flanked by a dog and rooster; animals thought to be symbols of domesticity with auspicious connotations. Above the scene a calendar for the year 1949 is framed by an auspicious dragon motif.
Chinese
Stove God and Wife with Calendar
color woodblock print on paper
13 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in (35 cm x 26.7 cm);14 9/16 in x 11 7/16 in (37 cm x 29 cm);13 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in (35 cm x 26.7 cm)
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
This painting shows a scholar that is riding with his feet on a sword across waves. There is a seal on the lower right corner of the painting that reads Motonobu, referring to Kan&ocirc; Motonobu.<br />
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Kanō School
A Scholar Riding on a Sword
ink on paper
13 3/4 in x 9 9/16 in (34.92 cm x 24.29 cm);22 1/4 in x 28 1/4 in (56.52 cm x 71.75 cm)
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Paper mounted on aqua silk. There are two figures present, and a large crane (bird). The central figure, Zhang Tiangi, has his arms uplifted, while a less important figure is depicted with his back to the viewer and is slightly hunched over. There is a crane with a red crown behind these two figures. The colors are muted. There is calligraphy in the upper left hand corner of the painting, complete with two red seals.
Huang Shen
Figures from Chinese History: The Taoist Luo Gongyuan
album leaf, ink and color on paper
11 5/16 x 13 9/16 in. (28.73 x 34.45 cm);18 1/16 x 22 1/16 in. (45.88 x 56.04 cm);14 3/4 x 15 1/4 in. (37.31 x 38.58 cm);11 5/16 x 13 9/16 in. (28.73 x 34.45 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

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