Europe in East Asia, 16th - 18th century

Four men sit under a canopied arch in a Chinese-style landscape with pine trees and a river in the well of this blue-and-white plate. The figure seated under the center of the arch holds an object on his lap, which the leftmost figure leans forward to inspect more closely. The old man who sits at the right of the group looks off to his right. The paneled border of the rim is decorated with four reserves featuring the figure of a seated Chinese man. The reserves are separated by a pair of narrow panels flanking a larger central panel. The narrow panels contain a stylized flower motif, while the larger panels are decorated with more elaborate floral designs.
Chinoiserie plate with four figures in a landscape
tin-glazed earthenware (delftware)
2 3/16 x 13 13/16 x 13 13/16 in. (5.4 x 35 x 35 cm);2 3/16 x 13 13/16 x 13 13/16 in. (5.4 x 35 x 35 cm);x 13 13/16 in. x 35 cm
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Blue-and-White Small Delftware Bowl
porcelain with blue underglaze painting
2 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. ( 6.67 cm x 11.75 cm x 12.07 cm )
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
A medium size, shallow bowl with a semi-circular cut out on the rim. The bowl has flat surface on the rim and is concaved in the middle like a soup bowl. It has two holes on the opposite side of the cut out and a short foot. There is a blue band around the rim. There are two long-tailed birds in red, pale orange and yellow, perched on a blue pine tree which grows underneath the birds. Behind the pine tree trunk, there is a cherry tree in full blossom, its brunches extends in circle around the rim. The cherry tree and blossoms are in red, pale orange and yellow. More cherry flowers adorn the background of the birds. There are also red peonies on the left side of the pine tree; peony flowers also appear as spray on the four sides of the rim, backed by blue cloud design.
Shaving bowl with design of long-tail bird and flowers
porcelain, blue underglaze, and enamel overglaze painting
2 13/16 in x 10 5/8 in x 10 5/8 in (7.2 cm x 27 cm x 27 cm)
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
Kōko Yoshitsuya
Bankoku jinbutsu zue eikirijin (Pictures of People of Barbarian Countries: Englishman)
woodblock print on paper
18 7/16 in x 11 3/4 in (46.83 cm x 29.85 cm);18 7/16 in x 11 3/4 in (46.83 cm x 29.85 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
The lower section of the fan has rocks and grasses with mushrooms and several daffodils in bloom. A bird white bird with black face and blue head sits on a thin branch that is coming down from the upper left section of the fan. 
Giuseppe Castiglione
Bird on a Bamboo Branch
ink on paper
9 1/16 in x 24 3/16 in (23.02 cm x 61.44 cm)
Gift of Mr. Alfred L. Aydelott
The majority of this print depicts a deep architectural setting.  In front of the buildings a wedding procession takes place.  Rats, in daimyo fashion, are celebrating.
Utagawa Toyoharu
The Rat's Wedding
color woodblock print on paper
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Museum Purchase
Imari Ware Plate
porcelain with blue underglaze and overglaze enamel painting
1 3/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. ( 3.5 cm x 21.6 cm )
Gift of Miss Mina L. Winslow
Imari bowl with green dragon center
porcelain with enamel overglaze painting

Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
Circular bottle with a tall neck. The base is decorated with floral scenes on a white background surrounded by blue and gold designs. The neck is decorated with blue lines extending upward, ending at red-outlined swirls on a white background. 
Imari Ware Bottle
9 ½ in (24.13 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
A medium size, well potted porcelain jar with wooden rid, round shoulder and neck. Floral designs are painted with blue underglaze and red and gold overglaze enamels. There are Chinese scholar and attendant boy with a fan on one side and Japanese lady in kimono on the opposite side, painted with enamels. Band of flowers on the neck, another broader band of chrysanthemums on the shoulder. There is also a band of leaf patterns on the bottom. A large crack from neck to the middle of the body; porcelain glaze has small cracks all over the body. The foot is unglazed; the eye is fully glazed. No glaze on the rim. The teak wood lid, a later addition, has a finial made of an ivory netsuke of laughing Hotei.
Covered jar with design of flower maiden, sage, and child amidst flowering plants
porcelain, blue underglaze, and enamel overglaze painting
14 11/16 in x 10 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in (37.3 cm x 26 cm x 26 cm);14 11/16 in x 9 5/8 in x 9 5/8 in (37.3 cm x 24.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
Spoon dish with scene from European mythology
porcelain with overglaze (black and gold) enamel painting
11/16 in. x 5 1/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. ( 1.7 cm x 13.02 cm x 13.02 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A bowl with a landscape scene that has buildings, a river, and trees. It is on a footing and a wavy rim.
Bowl with painted port scene
porcelain with overglaze enamel painting
2 15/16 in. x 6 5/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. ( 7.5 cm x 16.8 cm x 16.8 cm )
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna


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