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A small stoneware bowl on a footring with an everted, flat rim. It is carved on the exterior to resemble lotus petals, and covered in a green celadon glaze. 
Chinese
Bowl
stoneware with glaze
1 15/16 in x 4 13/16 in x 4 13/16 in (4.92 cm x 12.22 cm x 12.22 cm)
Gift of Mr. Jennis R. Galloway
A conical deep bowl with missing rim section.
Iranian
Conical Bowl, imitating Chinese celadon wares
fritware with blue-green glaze
3 15/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. ( 10 cm x 22 cm x 22 cm )
Museum purchase
"In these vessels pigments were applied within the lines of a pattern incised into the slip, and then the interior was covered with a colorless glaze and the exterior with a yellow-brown one." (pg. 38)
Iranian
Bowl with abstract design, glazed in imitation of Chinese sancai ware
amber, green, and brown glaze on fritware
4 in x 8 ½ in x 8 ½ in (10.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm);10 in (25.4 cm);5 ¼ in (13.34 cm);10 in (25.4 cm)
Museum Purchase
A 14th century Mongol period pharmacy jar from the Sultanabad region. The albarello is a contracted cylinder with a converging neck and has a conventionalized inscription with a stag and gazelle design. Floral designs fill the space while the lower body is fluted. All the decorative patterns were done in low relief. Paste is a light tan "Islamic II", while the glaze is glossy with fine crackle. The object was fired upright. Colors include heavy iridescent patina, gray-green, light grayish-white ground and light purplish gray. The object has been restored. 
Iranian
Albarello (Pharmacy Jar)
composite ceramic body with gray, blue and black underglaze
5 in. x 10 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. ( 12.7 cm x 27.31 cm x 27.31 cm )
Museum purchase
A porcelaneous stoneware rectangular pillow with rounded corners and a gently sloped and concave top surface.  It is painted with underglaze iron brown and copper green oxides in hexagonal and floral motifs, and covered in a straw colored glaze. 
Chinese
Pillow
porcelaneous stoneware with underglaze and glaze
3 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in (8.25 cm x 16.19 cm x 10.8 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A round, coarse saggar with broken edges, fused to a fragment of a light grey stoneware bowl covered in a dark brown-black glaze with russet and ochre hare's fur mottling (兔毫盏 <em>tuhao zhan</em>). 
Chinese
Saggar
stoneware with glaze and coarse refractory ceramic clay
5 5/16 in x 7 7/8 in (13.49 cm x 20 cm)
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning
This glazed ceramic bowl with circular shape is typical of the Kashan style ceramicware from Iran. The interior features green foliage patterns, and a turquoise blue spotted donkey amidst blossoms within a blue medallion. The medallion has blue, turquoise blue, and green striped patterns. The exterior has blue and green floriated pseudo-Kufic designs<br /><br />
 
Iranian
Bowl with striped and arabesque designs
fritware (ground quartz & white clay) with blue & turquoise underglaze painting
4 3/4 in. x 10 in. x 10 in. ( 12.07 cm x 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm )
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
A blue and white platter. White porcellanous body with painting in blue under a clear glaze slightly tinged with blue-green.
Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
Platter with an inscription from a Hadith [a saying of the Prophet Muhammad], signed by Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
fritware with underglaze painting, and clear glaze
2 15/16 in x 17 ¾ in x 17 ¾ in (7.5 cm x 45.1 cm x 45.1 cm);2 15/16 in (7.5 cm);x 17 ¾ in x 17 ¾ in x 45.1 cm x 45.1 cm
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
This sapphire blue dish from the 16th-17th centuries in Iran is decorated with vegetal motifs. The composite luster body has an interior of blue glaze with luster decoration. The exterior is glazed in transparent ivory with copper luster decoration.  
Iranian
Shallow bowl with vegetal designs
composite body with luster and blue glaze
2 1/4 in. x 8 9/16 in. x 8 9/16 in. ( 5.72 cm x 21.75 cm x 21.75 cm )
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
Iranian
Bowl with Teardrop-Shaped Calligraphy Medallions
fritware with underglaze iron painting
2 3/4 in. x 6 7/16 in. x 6 7/16 in. ( 7 cm x 16.4 cm x 16.4 cm )
Museum purchase
This is an earthenware globular ewer on a tall flaring footring. It has a tall flaring neck with a coil ear-shaped handle extending from shoulder to belly. An "S" shaped spout extends up from the lower belly, which is stamped with floral designs and covered in green, amber, and cream glazes. 
Chinese
Ewer
glaze on earthenware
8 in x 7 3/16 in x 3 11/16 in (20.4 cm x 18.2 cm x 9.4 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
Small-size covered box, the lotus bud handle and surrounding medallion in brown, the body and lid with alternating panels of vegetal scrolls and lattices. Each panel is separated by a raised line. The foot is painted brown. Clear glaze.
Thai
Covered box with a knob and alternating panels of vegetal scrolls and lattices
stoneware with underglaze iron decoration and clear glaze
3 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (9.5 x 9.9 x 10 cm);3 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (9.5 x 9.9 x 10 cm);2 3/8 x 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (6 x 9.9 x 10 cm);1 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (3.8 x 9.9 x 10 cm)
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

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45 Collection Object Sources

Bowl (1971/2.110)
Pillow (1987/2.52)
Saggar (1997/1.289)
Ewer (1972/2.63)
Box (2006/2.50A&B)
Silk Lampas (1972/2.316)
Octagonal Plate (1957/1.87)
Bowl (1971/2.112)
Bowl (2002/2.8)
Bottle (1972/2.149)
Bowl (1973/2.21)
Teabowl (1964/2.7)
Bowl (2005/2.82)
Carved Hairpin (2009/2.111)
Shard (1940.425)
Shard (1983/1.342)
Shard (1983/1.344)
Shard (1983/1.448)
Shard (1983/1.349)
Plate (1957/1.52)
Saggar Button (1997/1.288)

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