Manchu, Qing Dynasty

A round porcelain vase-shaped snuff bottle with blue underglaze. Painted on the snuff bottle is a design of a Manchu bannermen on horses in a landscape.  
Snuff bottle with painted design of Manchu bannermen in a landscape
porcelain with blue underglaze painting; amethyst and ivory stopper
3 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in (7.6 cm x 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm);3 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in (7.6 cm x 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
This late Qing portrait depicts an official in his formal court costume.
Ancestral Portrait, Male
ink, color and gold on paper
46 3/16 in. x 22 3/16 in. ( 117.3 cm x 56.4 cm )
Gift of Richard Edwards in honor of Ellen Johnston Laing
This is a delicate landscape.  There are mountain crags, dispersed trees and bushes, and some houses/huts depicted.  There is calligraphy on the upper right hand corner with one red seal, and towards the upper left corner with a red seal.  There is also another red seal on the lower left hand corner.  The colors are muted and are barely discernable from one another.  There is a central jutting rock in the center of the painting that takes up a lot of horizontal space, and encourages the eye to travel upwards.
Sun Yi
Picture of the Cinnabar Peak
hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper
44 7/8 in. x 18 1/4 in. ( 114 cm x 46.4 cm )
Gift of Professor Richard and Vee Ling Edwards
A tall chicken fat yellow bowl with green dragon design on a footing.
Chicken Fat Yellow Bowl with Green Dragon Design
porcelain with "chicken fat yellow" glaze and overglaze green enamel painting
2 1/8 in. x 3 15/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. ( 5.4 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm )
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
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
Wine bottle with Ten Symbols of Longevity design
porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze
12 3/16 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (30.8 x 20.8 x 20.8 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
Duli Xingyi (J. Dokyr
Eight Poems of the Xiao and Xiang
hanging scroll, ink on paper
4 ft. 5/8 in. x 21 1/2 in. (123.5 x 54.5 cm);28 15/16 x 2 3/8 in. (73.5 x 6 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This is a portrait of a Manchu woman in her semiformal costume.<br />
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<span id="docs-internal-guid-05c56ece-efcd-1a7f-725a-ae44c490cb99" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">The form and color of her dragon robe references the Ming dynasty, a reference to Han Chinese roots. Generally, formal attire like this was worn by wives of high-ranking officials or Chinese noblemen, but lower-ranking officials&rsquo; wives also wore such clothing as part of their bridal dress. Though it is difficult or impossible to know for certain, because of the low rank of her husband yet the highly formal nature of her clothing, this portrait could be depicting a woman in her bridal attire. </span><br />
Ancestral Portrait: Female in Manchu Court Costume
ink, color and gold on paper
46 1/8 in x 22 3/16 in (117.1 cm x 56.3 cm)
Gift of Richard Edwards in honor of Ellen Johnston Laing
A small gathering of buildings is nestled at the bottom of a tall, rounded mountain range. Slightly above the settlement, two travelers make their way along the mountain path. A few trees crow up out of the mountains. The mountain range near the small village cuts diagonally across the picture plane, from bottom left to middle right. The top left of the image also contains mountains, taller still. Across from these on the top right is calligraphic text and two seals.
Zha Jizuo (Cha Chi-tso)
Conversing Midway up the Mountain in Late Autumn
ink and light color on silk
60 3/16 in x 18 ¾ in (152.88 cm x 47.63 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A painting in ink, mineral pigments, and gold on paper. The painting would have originally been framed in concentric strips of silk, but the silk has been trimmed and the painting placed in a Western-style frame.
Portrait of an Rölpai Dorje (1717–1786), Lama of the Seal
ink, mineral pigments, and gold on paper
18 5/8 x 13 5/16 in. (47.3 x 33.8 cm);28 13/16 x 20 13/16 in. (73.03 x 52.71 cm)
Gift of Marybelle B. Hanna
33 3/4 in x 61 in (85.7 cm x 154.9 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe
Robe with Butterfly Design
x 53 in x 134.6 cm;29 15/16 in x 18 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in (76 cm x 46 cm x 16 cm)
Gift of Jane Martin Pyne
embroidered silk
34 1/8 in x 62 in (86.7 cm x 157.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe


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86 Collection Object Sources

Jacket (1989/2.59)
Jacket (1989/2.64)
Coin (1982/1.265)
Coin (1982/1.266)
Robe (1989/2.56)
Jacket (1989/2.61)
Robe (1989/2.62)
Jacket (1989/2.69)
Throne mat (1942.15)
Coin (1982/1.251)
Jacket (1989/2.60)
Summer Robe (1989/2.57)
Woman's Jacket (1989/2.63)
Throne mat (1942.14)
Coin (1982/1.268)
Coin (1982/1.252)
Coin (1982/1.249)
Coin (1982/1.250)
Coin (1982/1.253)
Coin (1982/1.259)
Coin (1982/1.267)
Coin (1982/1.269)
Silk (1989/2.10)
Imperial Jacket (1991/2.38)
Coin (1982/1.240)
Robe (1996/1.36)
Coin (1982/1.254)
Coin (1982/1.255)
Coin (1982/1.256)
Coin (1982/1.257)
Coin (1982/1.258)
Coin (1982/1.239)
Coin (1982/1.241)
Wedding Jacket (1989/2.66)

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