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1986.065 Doll Wood Kokeshi Doll A: Round head turned from very light colored wood. Head has a peg which fits into hole in top of body. Painted black locks of hair on forehead and on each side, painted red bow and lips in the shape of two dots and a line, high pointed, gray eyebrows, black closed eyes, tiny black line for nose. B: Cylindrical Body has a red domed top, cylinder shape comes in slightly at the waist which has a red paper band glued around it. Above the band in the front are painted green and black (sumi) flowers (bush clover) and below is a branch of red dots representing blossoms and kanji written in red "Miyagi no hagi" (Miyagi fields of bush clover). The doll is signed on the bottom in black kanji, comes from Miyagi region.
1986.066.001 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Dancing woman with folded fan in right hand. A: Standing hollow pottery doll with left foot and left arm are spread out, holds the edge of her sleeve with right hand. Painted, long black hair tied loosely at lower back, tan colored hair ribbon, short side bangs, painted black eyebrows, partially opened eyes, painted black lid outlines, black hairline, closed red lips. Beige color kimono with grayish blue plum branch, gold flowers, gold and white buds on chest, sleeves, and lower front, off-white collar and rose colored sleeve opening. Navy blue narrow obi tied loosely in back with one white plum blossom in front. White feet sticking out of lower hem of white undergarment. On the bottom are two labels "Sato Doll Company, Hakata, Japan", black label in shape of plum blossom "Made in Japan, S. Washable Patent". One hole in the bottom. B: Right arm which holds fan in raised right hand, dark pink slats, white, grey (silver) and gold., looped wire on end which fits into hole in doll. Condition: Repaired chip on B near loop, chip at edge of fan, left sleeve around wrist is chipped.
1986.066.002 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Priest (Komuzo) hatless, playing flute (shakuhachi). A: Standing hollow pottery doll with arms raised and shakuhachi at his lips. Very short black hair, gray hairline, dark tan face and hands, black raised eyebrows, brown pupils, black upper lid, closed mouth painted red, reddish cheeks. Plain off-white kosode with a purple Buddhist cape (Kualo). A black money box (Gibako donation box) hangs from his neck, resting in front of stomach, grey strap, two white kanji characters (means light and dark). On feet are tan zori sandals with black soles, off-white tabi socks. Short sword wrapped in cloth (gold on red background) tucked into obi strap, purple tassels hang from sword bag. On back tucked into the obi, is a blue bag with three dots motif in gold with gold top. Shakuhachi is painted in greyish beige, center band and one hole is painted black. Two bamboo?prongs, extend from bottom. On the bottom are two labels "Sato Doll Company, Hakata, Japan", black label in shape of plum blossom "Made in Japan, S. Washable Patent". B: Pottery hat, H: 2.625", Diam: 2.625", painted light green, four rows of holes in front where the priest looks through, texture of woven rattan (basketry hat)
1986.066.003 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Middle aged man in Kendo costume A: Standing hollow pottery doll with feet apart holding a mask under left arm. Black painted short hair, parted on left side, tan face, wrinkled forehead, nose, chin and puffy eyes, tan neck, feet and arms, light orange lips, rosy cheeks. Clothing consists of painted grey blue quilted kendo short kimono with black stitches, off-white hakama pants, charcoal colored chest plate suspended with white criss-cross in back with 3 quilted panels hanging from waist with painted white string, brown upper portion with a gold band, on left chest is a gold wheel mon. Holds face guard under arm, front has a two tone grey cage, back and sides are painted black with white string. Bare feet with nails show beneath hakama. Two bamboo spikes protrude from bottom of feet. Two labels: "Sato Doll Company, Hakata, Japan", black label in shape of plum blossom "Made in Japan, S. Washable Patent". B: Painted kendo sword, bamboo blade and handle, beige painted pottery sword guard, handle is painted white, blade is wrapped with paper and painted off-white in three places, two of which have a string running between.
1986.066.004 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Prince Shotoku Taishi, black robe Bukan figure with hat A: Standing hollow painted pottery doll with hands crossed in front of chest and hidden inside robe. Black hat (Ken-no-kan) sits on crown with bulging piece on top back, black painted short hair cut across at nape, black eyebrows, eyelids, beard and moustache, pale peach closed mouth. Black robe (Muran-no-ho) painted floral design black on black, black and green obi, solid black below with silver arrow marks on either side of a circle, another obi purple, red and acqua chevrons on orange background, trimmed with painted gold fasteners, three layered panel hangs from left side, acqua, gray and white stripes ending in a decoration of shi shi with blue mouth, two toned red, gold eyes surrounded with beige and brown dots. Underneath robe is white hakama pants and hampi, black toe shoes. On left side a two slots for insertion of B. One bamboo spike protrudes from bottom of right foot. Two labels: "Sato Doll Company, Hakata, Japan", black label in shape of plum blossom "Made in Japan, S. Washable Patent". B: Pottery tachi sword, L: 8.25", W: .375", D: .25", handle, end and in three places are gold bands, between first and second wrap there is a figure 8 painted in off-white, painted black, embossed design on handle, bands and end portion, bamboo spokes protrude from first and second bands.
1986.066.005 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Tall dark man wearing armour, bare legs A: Standing painted pottery figure with left hand raised above shoulder, right hand forward, smokey black wavy painted hair with pony tail tied with white painted string, dark brown skin, black upswept eyebrows, lids, wrinkle between eyebrows, white eyes, red lips, looking toward right slightly, very muscular bare arms and legs. Painted horizontally striped body armour all around in grey, purple, red and black tacked with white and grey, each panel has red dots at bottom and each corner is painted gold. Upper portion of body armour at front and back has different panels, white background with blue and green half circle edged with gold, and suspended to back upper portion, gold edged suspender with red strings and black painted buckle, front fastener buttons are red heart shapes, red cord threaded through upper portion of armour, gold painted eyelets, white twisted obi tied in front, blue cords with white floral design wrapped around daggers (C: handle) and obi, tied at right side. Left hand is open to hold B: halberd, right hand is a fist with off-white nails. Two holes on left side of figure hold D: sword. B: Halberd, L: 18.75", Diam: .25", made of wood, upper portion wrapped with sandpaper and wrapped in 3 places with gold painted paper, upper edge of sandpaper is painted black, lower part painted gold with a spray of bright green. Another narrow ring painted in gold about .75" below. End of the stick has a point and above the point is wrapped with gold paper. Rest of the stick is painted dark brown. C: Dagger, L: 2.75", Diam: .75", handle sword guard appears to the made of clay, upper tip of sword guard is painted gold, handle has white diamond shape design formed with painted brown wrapped cord, bamboo blade inserts into scabbard which is part of the figure. D: Tachi sword, L: 9.25", W: .875", D: .25", handle and sword guard and scabbard end painted gold, incl. 2 bands, white painted diamond design form with painted blue wrapped cord, silver painted scabbard with white circle motif on both sides. Two blue protruding Nanatsu-kin give appearance of wrapped blue cloth with white floral motif; gold at the back.
1986.066.006 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Kneeling Archer with Bow A: Pottery figure with left bent knee, kneeling on right, drawing bow position with left arm straight out and right bent at elbow. Painted dark complexion, gray hair tied in back in pony tail (tie is made of white cotton cord tied in a knot), off-white painted finger nails. Gray eyebrows and goatee, wrinkled forehead, outer eyes and mouth, yellowish brown eyes, black outlined lids, burnt orange colored lips. Clothing consists of short brown kimono with white diamond shape mon (family crests) on top, wide open front, sleeves pulled up to elbow, white undergarment visible at neck and sleeve ends; mustard colored hakama pants with black floral (karabana) stencil on front, off-white belt around waist tied in front. Sword handle in bright green with three gold and red diamond shapes on the side, gold cap on upper handle. Grayish blue tabi with red dot design on exposed right foot. Hole in bottom. B: Bow, L: 13.75", made of bamboo, painted in matte black and red alternating bands, with green center band, bow is bent at both ends and tapered to a point, yellow cotton thread attatched to one end, the other end is loose so it can be strung through his hand and attached to bottom of bow.
1986.066.007 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Standing Samurai with short and long sword, holding lantern A: Painted pottery standing male figure, right arm bent and held up to shoulder height, typical samurai hair style painted in black and tied in back with white tie, crown of head is painted with a greenish tinge, sweeping upward black eyebrows, upper and lower lids outlined in black, painted brown eyes, burnt orange colored lips, tanned complexion, pinkish cheeks, white fingernails. Lavendar kamishimo and hakama with dark blue stripe in front and back of hakama and below front waist, with gold horizontal dots, mon (family crest) on front, back and both sleeves--tomoe mon (2 commas). White belt tied in front in a bow, white tabi and tan zori with sky blue colored straps. Two metal spikes on the bottom on the feet to fit into missing base. At waist shows a small portion of a black scabbard. B: Tachi long sword, L: 6.75", made of wood with black painted blade, gold painted sword guard in four petalled flower, brown painted handle giving the appearance of wrapped braid creating a white diamond design on both sides of the handle, gold tipped. Insect hole in blade. C: Tanto short sword, L: 2.5", Diam: .5", painted gold and silver handle with textured center, blade is made from thick metal wire protruding from the center of the handle which inserts inside the black scabbard (part of the figure). D: Lantern, H: 3.75", Diam: 2.625", pottery painted off-white with ridges, mon on front is a blue and gold circle with two crossed falcon feathers painted blue with gold accents, black painted bamboo holder and top of lantern held on with wire
1986.066.008 Figurine Hakata Doll--Kabuki Actor figure (Kanzinchiyo) Painted pottery standing figure holding a spread scroll, right arm straight to side, left arm crooked, head facing left. Small black "pill box" hat pointed in center and held with white silk cord inserted below cheek. Long loose black hair held by a thin band at the nape of the neck. Pale greenish complexion with blush on cheeks, black upswept eyebrows, thin black outlined eyelids, eyelashes and around nose. Black makeup upswept from lower lid, pale peach lips, serious expression, facial lines around chin. Clothing consists of black haori jacket with gold abstract character designs spread over front and back, around the front opening is a wagesa strap painted gold and olive green with tortoise shell grid enclosing blue and red Chinese flowers, raised white floral buttons in four places, continues on the back as a strap hanging down the center with two white floral buttons on top; fastened around the waist with a thin brown belt and end laying down the front in a tablet shape with a black diamond shaped cloud design. Yellow plaid short kimono with narrow blue and brown stripes and wider green stripes (dark blue squares appear at intersections). On front at left side is a aqua blue silk cord tied in a bow and stiffened inserted into a hole in the top of clay fringes. The cord diverges to the side (continues as a painted cord at the back attached to the wagesa) and another silk cord, purple and white hangs down the side and inserted into a hole in the doll. Off-white hakama with gold motifs of Buddhist wheel and clouds, across the center is a fold, (bulges out at the back under the black robe); white tabi socks. The figure holds a pottery scroll which is unrolled painted white with black dowel ends. (B) On the left wrist are black glass beads wrapped around twice, 2 imitation pearl beads at the end separating into a black wire structure which supports a painted black and red clay fringe which is attached to the doll with a wire peg. Bamboo spikes extend from the bottom of each foot. Crack on the bottom of the right foot and up to the back of his heel (may be a repair).
1986.066.009 Figurine Hakata Dolls-- 2 Yokozuna Sumo Wrestlers and Referee with fan A: Painted pottery man sitting on his legs, holding military fan in both hands so the fan is horizontal in front of his chest. Black eboshi hat, textured, painted purple cord crosses over top of hat and under chin, tied in bow. Gray short hair, and pointed beard, black feathered eyebrows, black outlined upper lid, brown eyes, red lips. Clothing consists of blue kimono with white quadra circle motif, worker's kimono wrapped tightly around wrist, waistband ties from hakama pants wraps around waist twice at front; on the back are two raised white buttons in the center (sumo crest?). War fan has a black motif in the center, black handle, beige background, red cord and fringe made of clay held in right hand. Fan and eboshi indicate his referee status. On the bottom is a label, gold edged and black background, gold printing "Hakata Mimasu doll, Made in Japan" Adhesive repair on right wrist, paint is chipped off the fan. B: Sumo Wrestler, H: 7.25", W: 6.625", D: 3", painted pottery figure in ritual pose with both knees bent and right hand has palm up and left hand touching large stomach, tan complexion, white nails, black traditional hair pulled to the back and tied with cord (wire wrapped with white paper, coming apart), black eyebrows and eyelashes, brown eyes, red lips, orange nipples; traditional clothing includes a large off-white twisted rope with bow in back, paper Shinto amulets (myoke) hang from rope (one missing) on top of purple apron with red sun rising from blue, green, gold and brown ocean waves, lower portion painted in gold with rope texture, navy blue breech cloth. C: Sumo Wrestler, H: 7.75", W: 6.5", D: 3.625", painted pottery figure in ritual pose with both knees bent and right hand has palm up and left hand touching large stomach, tan complexion, black traditional hair pulled to the back and tied with cord (wire wrapped with white paper, coming apart), black eyebrows and eyelashes, brown eyes, red lips, orange nipples, pink around navel and knees; traditional clothing includes a large white twisted rope with bow in back, paper Shinto amulets (myoke)hang from rope on top of purple apron with red sun rising from blue, green, gold and brown ocean waves, lower portion painted in gold with rope texture, black breech cloth.
1986.066.010 Figurine Hakata Doll--Young Child, frog on foot Standing child with right foot forward. Large round head, taupe complexion, hair gathered in front fastened with a white pin, hair tufts in front of each ear, painted brown, dark brown short eyebrows, round gray brown eyes, outlined in black on upper lid, white on lower lid, molded small nose and pink pouting lips. Powder blue kimono has a rough texture with a gold wisteria branch with gray leaves, mauve sash tied in bow in the back; around the collar, front, hem and sleeve openings are painted same tan color as complexion. Yellow zori with white straps. Chartreuse green frog attached to toe. On small hole in center bottom, purple stamp with small circle "sa" in katakana.
1986.066.011 Figurine Hakata Doll--Hotei (Buddhist Priest) A: Painted pottery figure standing with feet apart with right bent arm to hold sack on his back, left arm slightly bent to hold fan. Deep tanned complexion, bald head with black fringe of hair around back, side burns, black feathery whiskers and moustache, black raised eyebrows, black eye outline, smiling eyes: black pupils, yellow irises, partially opened mouth with pink lips and white upper front teeth showing, large swollen ear lobes with feathery black hair, no neck. Feathery hair on bare chest, large stomach, chest, around navel and back of hands. Holds a dark brown walking stick in front with a ivory colored sack looped over knob on stick, tied with a purple cord. Left hand is formed with hole to hold a war fan, bare feet with light toenails. Clothing consists of a black robe with gold cloud designs in negative and positive style, hem and sleeve opening has a band of reddish brown with a black vine design. Under the black robe is a light blue garment with white wave design showing an upper back, front and back and front sleeve openings. Garment is tied around the hips with a white belt tied in a bow. One hole in the bottom. B: Fan, L: 3.25", W: 1.75", painted gold with dark brown accents, central handle, white tassel at top, plain black back, metal spike to insert into left hand, white silk cord is tied through a hole in the handle of the fan.
1986.066.012 Figurine Hakata Doll--Daikoku Painted pottery male figure stands on sacks of rice with right knee bent, left arm is bent holding a sack over shoulder, right arm of bent with hand on knee holding a mallet. Headwear called zukin is painted in wine color with a decoration in front of angular bands of red and chartreuse green with gold stripe, gold with white trim. Dark complexion, swollen earlobes, black eyebrows and eyelids, yellow eyes with black pupil, black moustache and goatee beard, partially opened mouth painted dark red with white upper front teeth. Jimmu period costume (kinu) consists of a mustard colored apron around his middle with cloud like designs in mustard, cr?me, and gold held with a brown belt tied in a bow in front. Underneath is a reddish brown jacket with a blue outlined cloud design and a gold wheel design outlined with light brown. Powder blue pants tucked into black boots with upward pointing toes. Mallet (magic wand) painted with wood grain texture, on the gold end is a red and green symbolic circle design outlined with white, handle top and end is painted black and brown. He stands on three tan rice bags wrapped with yellowish green bands, rice straw texture, at the ends are an impressed diamond design. Hole in center bottom
1986.066.013 Figurine Kutani Porcelain Horse Figurine of a porcelain prancing horse, three hoofs on base and front right leg in air, arched neck, looking down, partially opened mouth. Aqua blue body, yellow and brown mane, tail and hair above hooves. Saddle is painted ultramarine blue with two gray oandgreen diamond decorations in front and back trimmed with gold; decorative orange red with gold vine and chrysanthemum cloth drapes over saddle tied in a bow; yellow saddle pad beneath; long saddle blanket with key design in gold on orange/red around border, in center is gold diamond shapes with green and gray floral ground, gold, red and white flowers inside diamonds, H shaped black and gold trappings on back and under tail, yellow harness with X and circle design in orange and gold, hanging from harness are blue, orange and gold bells; brownish red and gold bridle. Black and white eyes, white teeth, gray textured hooves. Rectangular ultramarine blue base, unglazed bottom. Round gold label on bottom, in English "Trademark, Genuine Kutani, Made in Japan", in Japanese "Kutani" with merchant's insignia.
1986.066.014 Figurine Kutani Porcelain Ch'ilin (mythical animal) Figurine of a porcelain prancing animal, with horse body, ox hoof, dragon head, deer horns, scales on chest, spiny back, shi-shi lion dog tail. Body is a dark brownish purple (eggpant) color, bluish green hair: mane, tail, back knee joints, moustache, beard and eyebrows swept upward with some curls, yellow deer horns, yellow reptilian horizontally creased chest, white and black eyes, white teeth, dark red tongue and lips. On both sides of the body are two light brown flames, split yellow hooves. On the bottom of the 3 hooves are unglazed, raised hoof is painted yellow. On stomach is a gold label in English "Trademark, Made in Japan, Genuine Kotani", in Japanese "Kotani", trademark of manufacturer
1986.066.015 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Hotei-osho with child A: Painted pottery figure with right arm raised, holding child's hand on left, smiling eyes, upturned mouth, bulbous earlobes, dark tan complexion, bald head with black feathery hairs around head, chin, nose, cheeks, chest and navel , black eyebrows, eyelids, brown and yellow eyes, brownish orange lips, blush around very large stomach, hair on back of hands and feet, pink fingernails, white toenails. Clothes consist of long black robe open at the front, hanging off of left shoulder, gold cloud motif, brownish red band on edges trimmed with gold vine motif; blue belt around waist ties in front; white robe lining. The child raises left arm touching Hotei-osho, one foot forward, right hand open and down, fair complexion, shaved bluish crown of head, black painted hair tied with white cord, dark brown eyebrows and eyelids, blush colored cheeks, light red partially open mouth. Clothing consists of a lavendar outer garment with white floral motif inside gold diamond like leaf shapes, off-white lining, beneath are red sleeves with black and white peonies, green and gold leaves and gold vines, dark green hakama pants with brown, pink, blue and gold outlined floral designs, black boots open at the top. White, black and red beads around the neck, large gold piece at center front tied with purple cords. B: Walking stick, L: 14", crooked and tapered to a point at the bottom, appears to be wrapped and painted brown cloth to simulate wood with white and green dots and finished with persimmon juice, padded upper portion. C: Makimono 3 rolled books, L: 1.75", W: .75", H: .75", green, red and yellow rolls of white and black paper wrapped with peach cloth and red ribbons, metal loop at top with pink silk cord going though.
1986.066.016 Figurine Hakata Doll--Dancer with sake dish in hand A: Dancing figure with spread feet, knees bent, arms held out, separate hands, tan complexion, greenish shaved pate, samurai black hair is tied at back of crown and tied with white cord, black upswept eyebrows, eyelids, eyelashes and long sideburns, orangey red pursed lips, slightly green shaved chin. Clothing consists of a light green rough textured kimono with bluish black and white spiral wisteria medallions, gray kamishimo is worn over left shoulder, gold mon on left chest and center back (one horizontal line and 3 stars), gray hakama with navy blue horizontal bands and stripes, white obi wrapped twice and tied in bow in front, white tabi socks. Green cord with silver and white design wrapped around scabbard painted in red, beige sword guard. On the bottom right foot is an S shaped sticker "Sato Hakata Doll Co., Hakata, Japan" and on the right foot is a plum blossom shaped sticker "Made in Japan, Washable, Patent". B: Hand with red plate, L: 7.625", Diam. Plate: 3.5", painted pottery arm below elbow and hand is holding red sake place with a gold character meaning happiness, tan complexion, off-white nails, at elbow is a painted metal wire loop to fit into opening of left sleeve. C: Sword handle, L: 2.5", W: .375", pottery handle painted in gold, gold diamond motif in center of white background, wire extends from end to fit into hole in doll. D: Halberd (naginata), L: 18.5", painted wood, silver painted wood blade, red handle dusted with gold, lower part of handle has 3 black rings with gold and silver spirals between; end comes to a point painted black with 2 gold rings.
1986.066.017 Figurine Hakata Doll--Hideyoshi figure with fan A: Painted pottery male figure sitting cross legged, holding fan in right hand, left hand on lap, head tilted slightly downward. Tan complexion, black eyebrows, eyelids, brown eyes, black moustache and long thin beard, wispy black hair at back. Black hat with high back and slat (B) running through slot in head. Clothing consists of a grey robe with large sleeves, square neck, scattered with gold and white kiri leaves and flowers (family crest flower), white collar and sleeve lining, red underrobe showing at neck with gold arrow motif and showing at sleeve openings; green belt shows at back; dark blue hakama pants with white kiri flower, leaf and tendril medallions on knees; black shoes. On bottom is an S shaped sticker "Sato Hakata Doll Co., Hakata, Japan" and a plum blossom shaped sticker "Made in Japan, Washable, Patent". B: Hat slat, L: 2.875", W: .25", flat with rounded ends, black painted bamboo. C: Fan, L: 4", W: 2", painted pottery flat fan in beige with gold decoration and handle, two gold kiri plants on one side, back side is plain, at end of the partial handle is a wire which fits into hole in right hand of A. End of handle is part of the figure and extends below the hand
1986.066.018 Figurine Hakata Doll -- Fisherman mending net Painted pottery figure sitting with right leg bent on ground and left knee bent and raised, left elbow propped on knee, right arm held out in front holding net shuttle. Dark complexion, wrinkled forehead, black and white short hair, beard and eyebrows, brown eyes, rose colored lips, pink nails. Wears a light grey headscarf with a red, white and black carp swimming above blue waves and white spray, tied on head. Clothing consists of a charcoal grey hanten jacket with kanji characters written in blue and white on the shoulders sides and back; bare chest; red breechcloth; bare legs. In the right hand the figure holds a painted yellow pottery net shuttle and to the end of this is tied a white cotton string which to tied at the other end to a scrap of light green cotton net. On bottom is an S shaped sticker "Sato Hakata Doll Co., Hakata, Japan" and a plum blossom shaped sticker "Made in Japan, Washable, Patent".
1986.066.019 Doll (a) Doll represents a Kabuki actor playing the Dancing Lion in the play Uagami Jishi. The doll is mounted on a wooden base 14-3/8" x 11-7/8" x 1-1/4". The doll wears a wig of white hair which trails on the ground in the back, a portion of the wig hangs down below the waist on either side of the face. The doll wears a kimono of white silk brocade with gold floral motifs. The upper kimono is offwhite silk brocade with gold, white and rust motifs representing dragons, cranes, clouds and also tortoise shell motifs. He has an outer jacket of silk brocade with a gold and black herringbone background over which are orange, white and light blue-green medallions. The hands of the doll, of wire covered with white cotton fabric, extend out to the sides holding the sleeves. Around the waist a sash of white silk ribbon is tied in a bow in the front with the ends hanging straight down. The top dangling end has three tortoise shell motifs with gold patterns on black background. The right foot is raised in the dance step. The feet are shod in white cotton tabi. (b) case missing
1986.067.001 Altarpiece Wood altar front piece for a home altar. The front has a carved dragon at the top and a pair of doors with a black metal latch. The doors are carved with a pair of phoenix. Behind the doors is a short mat screen that hangs down, with two tassels.
1986.068.001 Shoes Pair of Chinese Women's shoes White damask with embroidered green flowers. Toe and rim covered by black brocade. Soles are layered leather progressivly getting smaller forming a small sole. Painted white.
1986.200.046 Basket
1986.200.073 Shoes One pair slippers. Grass outer, cotton lining and leather sole.
1986.200.085 teapot Large teapot with metal (aluminum?) lid
1986.200.086 Pot Pot, brown earthen ware, spouted, with open top.
1986.200.094 Cornice Decorative beams and cornice. Sections A & F in SHELF BOX 131
1986.200.098 Service, Tea Clay tea set. Brown clay painted burnt red with black areas (A) Wide, shallow bowl with cylindrical handle (B) Bowl with three prongs extending inwards, from the rim towards the center (C) Teacup with handle (D) Small bowl with a ruffled rim (E) Lid for A? (F) Lid for G (G) Small jar. Rounded base flares outwards before narrowing at the neck with another slight flare to the rim (H) Small, shallow dish. Flat bottom flaring slightly outwards to the rim (I) Shallow dish with a handle curving over the top (J) Teapot with chipped rim and broken handle (K) Lid for J (L) Handle piece from J (M) Handle piece from J (N) Handle piece from J (O) Handle piece from J
1986.200.130 Dish One painted ceremic dish.
1986.200.141 Tray One wooden tray with mother-of-pearl inlay.
1986.200.147 Basket
1986.200.149 Painting Framed watercolor amd ink drawing Blue flower, green plant calligraphy
1986.200.154 Basket
1986.200.156 String, Instrument A: stringed instrument B: bow
1986.200.159 carving Wooden furniture leg (?). Foot is carved to resemble a dragon's head.
1986.200.160 skewer
1986.200.161 Bowl Bowl
1986.200.170 frame One carved wooden frame.
1986.200.171 Box Chinese food Box Red painted wedding cake box with floral design. Tong zhi/ Guangxu period circa 1875
1986.200.172 Dish, Serving
1986.200.174 Figurine (A) Wood figure of a sitting man wearing robes painted with metalic-looking red-gold paint. His face has animal (?) hair added to resemble long side burns, a mustache, and a beard. Two charactes on the bottom may be either a maker's mark or a date. (B) Wood base painted matte red with four short legs. Purple, glossy, circular sticker on top.
1986.200.175 Figurine Figurine Painted figurine sitting on a pedistal on red stand.
1986.200.176 Figurine Painted wood figure on red stand. Figure clothed in gold coat. Carries stick
1986.200.177 Figurine Painted wood figure on red stand. Woman in gold robe carrying a child
1986.200.178 Figurine Figurine Carved wooden figure seated on throne. Initialy painted gold and red subsequently painted white. White paint chipping off.
1986.200.189 Shoes One pair woven shoes.
1986.200.190 Vase Vase, Kitaware, in light weight wooden box.
1986.200.191 Vase Celadon like glaze in wooden teak box.
1986.200.194 Shoes Single wooden geta shoe, velvet strap.
1986.200.196 String, Instrument
1986.200.197 Flute
1986.200.225 Basket
1986.200.233 Plaque
1986.200.234 Tray
1986.200.236 box
1986.200.237 ladle One wooden ladel. Bowl has carved face, handle is a carved male human figure. Philippines.
1986.200.238 Basket Set of four woven baskets.
1986.200.240 flute
1986.200.242 Basket One 15" round woven basket, open, no cover. Note on old number file card reads: "12/6/1984 Removed from collection to exhibit props, K.S."
1986.200.264 Print Folk Prints, Set of 3 framed hand colored prints
1986.200.265 Drawing Drawing. Ink on fabric Batuan Village art Woman being acosted by demons
1986.200.267 Painting Framed oil on canvas portrait of Asian man. Chinese tribal group?
1986.200.270 Lantern
1986.281.001 Doll Large wood Kokeshi doll with a wide circumference and tall in hieght. The face of the doll is very simple detail. The head is made separately and attached to the highly lacquered body. Painted details are black, green, and red. The head is crowned with two hair tassels in front with red head gear mixed with black to resemble hair. The attached bottom cylinder piece is detailed with various widths of green and red striping circling the top with natural wood exposed between stripes. The middle 2/3rds of the body is of two large red flowers, one on top of the other with four red flower buds and green leaves surrounding the top red flower, and is only painted on the front. The bottom of the cylinder is banded with various widths of green and red stripes with natural wood exposed between stripes. The back has only the top and bottom striping for its only decoration. The top of the body has an outline of turning. There are knicks and gouges on the finish. The bottom has calligraphed characters. The basic Kokeshi doll form is a cylinder body with a sphere-shaped head with no detailing of arms or legs. Kokeshi dolls are made of wood with hand painted faces and painted front with a high lacquered finish.
1986.281.002 Doll A tall Kokeshi doll with a long narrow body made of wood. The face on the doll is simple. It is hand-painted in black hair, with bangs and hair on each side of the face. The top of the head has a red painted many-petaled flower. Five more petals are on each side of the hair. There is no painting on the back of the head. The head is attached to the cylinder as opposed to being one piece of wood. The top of the cylinder has three bands of red separated by the natural wood color. These bands are narrow in width. Going down the front of the doll are five many-petaled red flowers. Between the flowers are two sets of green leaves. At the bottom are three more bands of red separated by natural wood. The body has water damage on the front, having made the paint run. The high lacquered finish is gone from the top, and the paint is wearing thin. There is an unknown inscription on the bottom. The basic Kokeshi doll form is a cylinder body with a sphere-shaped head with no detailing of arms and legs. There is a lacquered finish.
1986.281.003 Doll Medium Kokeshi doll made up of a small oval head and a tall body of a wider circumference than the head. This doll is made of one piece of wood (unusual because the head is usually separate). The painted details are red, green, and black. The head is painted with very simple facial details with black bangs and black hair on each side of the face. A red bow is painted on the crown. The body has red flowers with green stems and leaves clustered on the front. One large red flower is at the bottom with smaller red flowers and stems shooting upwards from it. The back of the doll has calligraphy characters on the back as it is the only detail on the back. Water damage is overall, but affecting the front floral design. The basic Kokeshi doll form is a cylinder body with a sphere-shaped head with no detailing of arms or legs. Kokeshi dolls are made of wood with hand painted faces and painted front with a high lacquered finish.
1986.281.004 Doll A small Kokeshi doll with a large head that makes it look top-heavy. The doll is made of wood with a raised lathed band around the body. The face on the doll is simple. It has hand-painted black hair, bangs, and hair on either side of the face. Painted on the top of the head is a large red many-petaled flower. In the middle of the flower is black hair. Behind the hair on the sides are more red petals from the flower. The head is attached to the cylinder body. The top of the cylinder has two bands of red, and then two smaller bands of green. Between these bands is the natural wood. The body is separated by a raised lathed band 3" down from the top of the body. This band is 3/8" wide and is painted red. Above the band in the front are four four-petaled red flowers with green leaves. Below the band is a red many-petaled flower with green leaves below it. Below this flower is a 1.5" green band. The cylinder tapers out and then back in at the bottom. The upper head is soiled. The raised band has water damage. There is an unknown inscription on the bottom.
1987.001 Purse
1987.002 Hanging Red silk banner with a wide border of dragons. In there center there is a large dragon motif echoing the border, with a large dragon head in the top center of the design. The banner is in very poor condition. The edges are frayed and there is a large tear in the bottom right corner, exposing the yellow lining. It is shedding red fibers like pine needles.
1987.003.001 Teapot One brown earthenware teapot with lid. The handle is composed of two entwined branches of free form. Handle of lid as well as spout is formed of branches, that of the lid bearing a grape- bunch and leaf. Grapevines and squirrel-like rodents adorn body of pot. Handmade I-Hsing ware, for table use. The celebrated I-Hsing ware was made at Yi-Hsing Hsien in Kiangsu, not far from Shanghai__a place famous for elegantly-shaped teapots of unglazed stoneware in deep and light red, chocolate brown, buff, drab, and black- brown. The true form of teapot began in the early 1500's, before which time tea bowls were in vogue. Yi-Hsing potters soon fashioned all manner of fanciful forms such as fruits (pomegranate, persimmon, citron), the leaf or seed pod of the lotus, creatures such as fish leaping from waves, a phoenix, and other quaint shapes, always skillfully and artistically modelled. Few nicks on rim of lip.
1987.003.002 Robe One embroidered women's silk robe, cream with blue trimmed sleeves. The robe opens down the front and is fastened by five moulded metallic buttons on black satin loops. Embroidered with Peking stitch butterflies and flowers. Collar, ham, and opening are accented with an embroidered narrative panel. Couched gold thread sleeve edges have bird and flower embroidery in mauve, lavender, aqua, and white on blue background. Side slits are 17" long. Pale orange silk lining with self-pattern. Hand-made. Few yellow/brown spots and streaks on right side of front, on center of left front; lining below collar torn (~5" in length) and around hem front opening. Brown stains on lining near left opening. Women of Manchu origin (Ching Dynasty: 1644-1911), in general, wore full length gowns like this one, while the Han majority women wore skirts beneath shorter robes with wider sleeves. Bought by donor's mother, about 1928-1929, for $25-60 in Seattle at Dayan's, a linen shop on 5th Ave. between Pike and Pine, who carried some Oriental tablecloths and napkins.
1987.003.003 Jar One porcelain cricket container with detachable lid, decorated with floral motif. The bowl curves outward toward the top and is topped by a saucer-shaped lid with openwork decoration. Decorated with butterfly and flower motifs on a white background. Red stamp of maker on bottom. Lid has a gold painted rim. Hand-made. Probably also served as an incense burner. Store in San Francisco. Purchased in China c. 1950
1987.003.004 Jar Cricket holder (?) missing lid. A small ceramic basket on low tripod feet with open fret-work sides and decoration. The basket and its handle horm an egg-shaped piece. Has an ivory-colored clay slip with delicate forms of butterflies and flowers in blue, yellow, and red with gold outlines. Hand-made. This specimen is an example of the ware produced for Western taste of the Victorian era.
1987.003.005 Burner, Incense Satsuma ware urn. (a) Urn with round body on three curved legs with lion head masks, 2 curved handles and ruffled neck. Painted scene on each side of 3 male figures in a garden. Also section of geometric, wave, and floral patterns. Much use of gold on the white background with some color. (b) Domed lid with lion with right paw on a ball. Various patterns on dome under lion. Mostly gold with some color in patterns.
1987.003.006 Figurine Stoneware figurine with rich brown glaze of seated, robed man. He has a furrowed brow, mustache, and pointed beard. One bare foot protrudes from underneath the robe.
1987.003.007 Figurine Figure of lion in lion dance, with figure of one child and feet of another under decorated cover, indicating lion's body. White porcelain body with colorful painted decoration and gilding. Lion's head is red rust color with black and white (gilded) eyebrows and black nape. Early 20th century.
1987.003.008 Jar One porcelain cricket container with detachable lid, decorated with floral motifs. The bowl curves outward toward the top and is topped by a saucer-shaped lid with openwork decoration. The container is decorated with butterflies and flower motifs on a white background. Red stamp of maker on bottom. Lid has a gold-painted rim. Probably also served as an incense burner. Store in San Francisco. Purchased in China c. 1950
1987.004 Typewriter, manual L.C. Smith Super Speed manual typewriter, made by L.C. Smith and Corona Typewriters Inc., for office use. Case is matte black finish with two glossy black bands running horizontally around case at upper keyboard level. Another glossy black band runs horizontally around case just below the carriage. "Super Speed" printed in grey on upper front carriage cover. "L.C. Smith" printed in grey on face of typewriter above keyboard. Below this there is a grey adhesive label on which, printed in black, is "Beck Typewriter Co., Melrose 2-6214". DAMAGE: Whitish spots on top and back of carriage cover. White and orange stains on left end of carriage cover, on side panel of case just below back of carriage cover, as well as along bottom of left side of case. Cap and cover missing from asterisk/hyphen key. Apostrophe and period keys do not strike.
1987.005.001 Dress White pina cloth (pineapple fiber) woman's dress. The dress is short-sleeved, drop-waisted, with a sailor-shaped collar which has a pin-tucked insert down the front. There are grape leaves, vines, and and grapes embroidered along the collar and hem. The gathered skirt has a stitched and corded scalloped hem. Grapes are embroidered evenly scattered across skirt, and a grape is embroidered into the center of each scallop. Lace is sewn around the collar and sleeves. The sleeves are attached to the body of the dress using fagotting. Fagotting also is used to attach the back collar to the front and borders the pin-tucked insert down the front. The back waist is pin-tucked horizontally at 1/2" intervals for 2". The dress is opened at the left side, and is fastened with snaps. (A hook is used to secure the waist.) Donor's father collected this when he was stationed in the Philippines as an army officer in the early 1900's (before 1917).
1987.005.002 Dress Pink and red checked sheer pina cloth sleeveless dress. The dress is a casual daytime dress measuring 39.5" (100.5 cm) from the shoulder to the hem. The underhem measures 29.5" (75 cm). The dress has a straight bodice and three ruffles at the bottom. The top two ruffles are 6.5" (16.5 cm) wide, and the bottom one is 7" (18 cm) wide. The collar is divided into two pieces laying on the front and back of the dress and laced together at the shoulder with black velvet ribbon. There is black faggoting all around the collar 1" from the edge. There is also black faggoting around the three ruffles 1" from the edge. The bottom two ruffles are attached to the body of the dress with faggoting. The dress is in good condition. It is soiled around the arm holes. There is a 1" tear near the proper right side seam where the top ruffle attaches. There is a small hole near the middle of the bodice where the top ruffle attaches, and a small hole in the ruffle just down from the other hole. On the bottom edge of the second ruffle near the middle is another small hole. There is an approximately 1" hole on the proper left side on the top ruffle near the side seam.
1987.005.003 Shawl One silk multi-colored textile length called "moro", and resembling a shawl, with geometrical designs. Each length has a broad border, 22.75" wide, made up of six sections in between narrow striped borders. The outermost two borders have a pattern of interlocking stepped diamonds in bright salmon pink, jade green, blue, orange, magenta, and purple with white stepped squares in between. The third border has full stepped diamonds framed by 1/4 diamonds in the same colors plus a pale yellow. These eight colors are repeated throughout the textile. The fourth border has stepped diagonal stripes; the fifth has repeated double-armed crosses with the interstices filled with contrasting colors. The sixth and widest border has multi-colored octagonals each divided into four parts by a cross motif in a contrasting color. The main central section of the textile length is divided horizontally into 3 panels. The central one is composed of 4 continuous zig-zag into 3 stripes, the 2 flanking panels have stepped diamonds. Each is divided along its axes into 4 contrasting color sections. The warp (vertical threads) is of red yarn, which when interwoven with the various colors of the weft yarn, produces a beautiful "shot" effect to the vibrant hues. Weaving dates back to c. 200BC in the Philippines hand-woven on a simple back-strap loom.
1987.005.004 Shawl One silk textile, of shawl length, with multi-colored geometrical designs on one end. The main part of the textile has 4 continuous bands in pale green, hot pink, purple, and orange. The outermost 2 bands are 4.75" wide, the 2 inner ones 4.5" each. At one end is a patterned border, 14" wide, with alternating large and small stepped diamond motifs in the 4 colors note above, and pale and dark blue and white. The 4 main colors continue through to form the warp (vertical or longitudinal thread) in the patterned border, producing a "shot" effect when interwoven with the weft (horizontal) yarn. Hand-made on a simple back-strap loom. Donor's father collected a number of textiles while stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer c. 1900-1917 (before 1917).
1987.005.005 Shawl One silk textile of shawl length, with multi-colored geometrical designs on one end. The main part of the textile has 4 continous bands in pale green, hot pink, purple, and orange. The 2 outermost bands are 4.75" wide, the 2 inner ones 4.5" wide. At one end is a patterned border 14.5" wide, with alternating large and small stepped diamond motifs in the 4 main colors with magenta and pale blue. The 4 main colors continue through to form the warp (vertical or longitudinal threads) in the patterned border, producing a "shot" effect when interwoven with the weft (horizontal yarn). Hand-made on a simple loom. Donor's father collected a number of textiles while stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer c. 1900-1917.
1987.005.006 Shawl One silk textile of shawl-length dimensinos, with multi-colored geometrical designs. The textile is divided lengthwise into 2 sections; one filled with 4 bands in green, orange, blue, and yellow-shot with red. The 2nd section has 3 horizontal sections, the 2 outer ones having continuous stepped zig-zags in white, hot pink, blue, and orange on one band; and green, hot pink, purple, and yellow in the other; all shot with red warp. The central section has a series of squares filled with various stepped motifs and diagonals, in all the above colors. At each end is a border 9.5" wide with alternating narrow multi-colored stripes and wider stepped designs. The "shot" weave imparts a subtle modulation to the bright hues. Hand-made on a simple loom. Donor's father collected a number of textiles while stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer c. 1900-1917.
1987.005.007 Shawl One textile-length of silk with multi-colored geometrical patterns and tassels. The main part of the shawl-like length has a continuous pattern of stepped diamond motifs in purple, pale yellow, white, magental, pale green, orange, hot pink, and blue. The stepped sides of the innermost diamonds radiate and increase in size towards the edges of the length, where the smallest diamonds begin again. At each end is a border, 11.5" wide, divided by thin stripes into 2 panels, the outer one repeating the stepped zig-zags of the main length, the inner panel made up of squares with similar stepped diamonds or sections of diamonds withing each square. The silk tassel, 12" long, is knotted for 2.25" of its length to form a lacy edging in stripes of magenta, purple, white, orange, green, and blue. The warp (vertical threads) is of red yarn which, when interwoven with the various colors of the weft, produces a beautiful "shot" effect to all but the orange areas. Hand-made, hand-knotted tassel. Weaving dates to c. 200 BC in the Philippines One 1/2" long tear near border; several stains, especially greenish and brown ones on some yellow and orange areas. Donor's father collected textiles while in the Phillipines before 1917.
1987.005.008 Shawl One silk textile length of shawl-like dimensions, with multi-colored geometrical patterns. The main body of the garment is divided horiz. into 3 sections 42.5", 23.5", and 43.75" long. The 1st section has 3 horiz. panels. The 2 outer ones are filled with stepped sections within rectangles. The central panel has alternating orange and grey rectangles with shorter hot pink and blue rectangles at one end. The central horiz. section of the garment has 4 bands in purple, white, and magenta and pale green-shot with red. The 3rd horiz. section has continuous stepped zig-zags in purple, hot pink, white, blue, orange, pale green, and magenta-all shot with hot pink in the warp. This blending of the weft colors with hot pink imparts a subtle modulation called "shot" to the vibrant hues of the silk. At either end is a border 10" long, filled with similar stepped geometrical designs. Each tassel is a foot long, knotted for 2.5" of its length to form a lacy edging in purple, hot pink, orange, yellow, grey, and white and light pink. Hand-made. Weaving dates to c. 200 BC in the Philippines. Cotton and silk weave imported. Donor's father collected a number of textiles white stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer c. 1900-1917.
1987.005.009 Shawl One textile length, of shawl-like dimensions, of silk with multi-colored geometrical patterns. The main body of the garment has varied stepped zig-zag and diamond motifs in magenta, orange, pale green, hot pink, blue, and white-all shot with hot pink in the warp (vertical threads). At each end is a border 19" and 21.5" long, filled width-wise with rows of stepped motifs in the same colors. Also running along the warp are yellow pencil stripes 1/4" apart. The blending of the weft (horizontal threads) colors with hot pink in the warp imparts subtle modulation called "shot" to the vibrant hues of the silk. Hand-made. Weaving dates to c. 200 BC in the Philippines. Few small green stains. Donor's father collected a number of textiles white stationed in the Philippines as an Army office c. 1900-1917.
1987.005.010 Shawl One textile length of silk, of shawl-like dimensions with multi-colored geometrical designs. The main body of the garment is divided horizontally into sections, each filled with continuous designs of variations of stepped diamond motifs and zig-zags in purple, yellow, hot pink, burgundy, white, blue, orange, and green. At each end is a border, divided cross-wise into several narrow strips with similar continuous designs in the same colors. One border is 6.75" wide and the other 7.75" wide. Hot pink is the warp (vertical threads). This, when blended with the various colors of the weft (horizontal threads) produces a subtle modulation called "shot" to the vibrant hue of the silk. Hand-made. Weaving dates to c. 200 BC in the Philippines. Few very small holes, especially on and near right-hand border. Donor's father collected a number of textiles while stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer, c. 1900-1917.
1987.005.011 Shawl One textile length of silk, of shawl-like dimensions, with multi-colored geometrical designs. The main body of the garment is divided horiz. into 2 sections. One has 3 horiz. panels; the outer 2 are filled with a continuous pattern of stepped zig-zags in burgundy, green, and purple; the central one has stepped diamond-motifs in hot pink, blue, yellow, white, and orange. The 2nd and shorter section has an overall pattern of diagonal stripes with stepped contours in the same colors. At each end is a border, one 8" long and the other 9" long. Each border (running cross-wise to the shawl's length) is divided from the main body by 5 thin multi-colored stripes. At each end is also a fringe separate from the textile, i.e. it is made out of separately knotted fiber, here of cotton, which is the attached to the cloth. Fringe is made up of stripes of 1/4" to 1/2" width in orange, green, indigo, white, magenta, yellow, and blue. The warp is of red yarn, which when interwoven with the various colors of the weft yarn produces of beautiful "shot" effect to the vibrant hues. Weaving dates back to c. 200 BC in the Philippines.
1987.005.012 Turban One silk headcloth with multi-colored plaid design. The plaid is made up of various widths of stripes in magenta, green, orange, blue, and purple. The material has a self-edge on two sides, the other two have been cut. The use of colorful headcloths was a widespread custom in Mindanao and Sulu. These squarish pieces of cloth are also sometimes used as cloth belts, and are knotted around the regular trousers. Among certain sects, the way the headcloth is tied indicates social status, the formality of the occasion, or the village of origin. Donor's father collected a number of textiles while stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer - before 1917.
1987.005.013 Purse Man's bag fron the Sulu Island, Philippines. Plaid patterned length of lightweight cotton and silk gauze weave fabric sewn with one hand-stitched seam to form a tube and then gathered at one end and tied with a cord. Colors include red, yellow, purple, orange, green, and white. Condition: Poor -- Fabric is well-worn with some holes, stretched and torn along length of seam. Stains are evident throughout.
1987.005.014 Turban One silk headcloth of multi-color plaid design. The plaid is made up of varying widths in green, magenta, violet, orange, blue, yellow, and white. Loose-weave, with self-edge on the two longer sides, cut edges on the other sides. Alternating wide (2.25") and narrow stripes. Donor's father collected a number of textiles white stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer - before 1917.
1987.005.015 Shawl A woven shawl of weft-faced cotton. It is salmon colored with mirror image stripes in groups of 3. There are 14 sets of stripes. The stripes are black, blue, green, pink, yellow, white, and deep salmon. There are 2" fringes at each end. The fringes feel coarse and are tangled together. The warp and weft is very distinct, making the cloth look ribbed. Donor's father collected a number of textiles white stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer c. 1900-1917.
1987.005.016 Belt A narrow woven belt of fine cotton. It is salmon colored with mirror image the stripes in groups of three. The first stripe is black, green, and yellow. The second is deeper salmon, white, green, salmon, green, and deep salmon. The third is white, deep salmon, green, salmon, green, white, pink, black, and blue. Thre are four sets of these mirror image stripes. There are two extra stripes. There are 1" fringes at each end. Donor's father collected a number of textiles while stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer c. 1900-1917.
1987.006.001 Figurine Set of 12 plaster figurines painted with bright primary colors. The figurines appear to depict a Chinese family grouping, and each has a metal ring on the back to facilitate hanging on the wall. Tourist trade. Part Height Description ---- ------ ----------------------------------------------------------------- (a) 2.5" Black-haired female with green jacket and red skirt. (b) 3" White-haired elder with black cap, brown jacket, and green skirt. (c) 2.75" Black-haired female with blue jacket and black skirt. (d) 2.75" Male with moustache, black jacket, and brown skirt. (e) 2.75" Black-haired female with green jacket and black skirt. (f) 2.5" White-haired male with beard, orange jacket, and blue skirt. (g) 2.75" Young boy with black vest with lavender gown. (h) 2.75" Black-haired female with pink jacket and baby blue skirt. (i) 2" Child with red lion's cap, green jacket, and red skirt. (j) 2.75" Black-haired woman with green jacket and red skirt. (k) 2" Infant with gray jacket and yellow skirt. (l) 2" Infant with red jacket and green skirt.
1987.006.002 Figurine Miniature processional or parade. Two very soft slats of wood, perhaps balsa, have been nailed together to create a platform. 48 miniature lathe turned samurai-like figures are walking down an avenue past snow-covered pine trees. The lead figure, with a yellow hand drum, is leading the group past an upright wood obelisk. The upright wall has a sheet of paper with Japanese writing and two mon. The processional fits into a delicate gray patterned cardboard box.
1987.006.003 Model Miniature ceramic Chinese palace in eight sections, made to form a traditional castle with portals, guard houses, and Chinese shaped roof. All the sections are cermaic in orange, white, mustard, and green. Damage: in fairly good condition except for some flaking of glaze. Dimension of castle selection: (a) L: 6.5" , W: 2.5" White series of bridges on a white rect. platform (b) H: 2" , W: 3.5" Central castle area (c) H: 2.75", W: 6.25" Bridge bottom (d) H: 2.5" , W: 3" Bridge support (e) H: 2.5" , W: 3" Bridge support (f) ? Guard house (g) H: 1.5" , W: 0.5" Guard house (h) H: 1.5" , W: 3" Palace top
1987.006.004 Figurine Set of hand carved miniature figurines depicting Koreans in their native costumes. Bright enamel paints have been used to depict the costumes. Part Desciption ---- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a) Female with red hat and blue and white outfit (b) Male with black hat, green shirt, brown vest, white pants, farm implement (c) Mother and child with green, pink, and blue outfit (on circular stand) (d) Standing woman with brown basket on head, yellow+pink outfit, blue shoes (e) Standing woman with mostly red, yellow, and striped sleeve outfit (f) Standing male with blue overcoat, lavender undercoat, and blue hat (g) Standing male figure with yellow hat and outfit, staff in hand (h) Standing male figure with white outfit, blue vest, and backpack (i) Standing female with green and red outfit, very wide striped sleeves (j) Standing male figure in white with blue vest (k) Standing male figure in yellow outfit with yellow hat (l) Standing male figure with black hat and blue gown with striped sleeves
1987.006.005 Figurine Clay and wire procession of miniature Chinese figurines. The individual figures are on the average 2.5" high. (a-d) 4 males in lime green outfits, black hats, tall rods with figs. on top (e-f) 2 males in lime green outfits, black hats, long rods with glass balls (g-h) 2 males dressed, with tall poles topped with lanterns (i-j) 2 males dressed in red, with red flags and gold clappers (k-l) 2 males dressed in green with black hats, large red fringed umbrellas (m-n) 2 males dressed in green with black hats, green umbrellas (o-r) 4 males dressed in green with gold drums (s-v) 4 males dressed in green with white flags (w-x) 2 males dressed in green with trumpets (y-z) 2 males dressed in green with unknown gold "well-like" objects (A-B) 2 males dressed in green with red cloppers and gold drums (C) 1 set of 8 males in blue carrying a canopy with a woman inside (D) 1 set of 8 males in blue (with white X's, black hats) with canopy (E-F) 2 white columns, 3.5" high (G) 1 set of 16 dark green figures carrying an armiture
1987.007.001 Robe Chinese Court Robe. Chinese Dragon Robe of blue silk with pale yellow silk emb. design of stripes representing water with turbulent waves above (repeated on sleeves), and mountain peaks rising from the water. One 5-clawed dragon among clouds on center chest, two more lower down on each side of central seam. Dragon eyes are filled with black satin stitch. 25" slit along central seams front and back. Open along right side when worn, attached to back by 3 brass buttons attached to loops by safety pins. Black and gold striped lower sleeves; black and gold cloud-and-dragon design on cuffs, neckband, and overlapped (banded in gold). Cuffs and neckband are woven to shape so they can be smoothly applied without teasing or pleating the material to fit the garment curves. Two more buttons fasten at neck and top of side-flap. Dragon robe were worn by elite members of the Chinese bureaucracy. The 5-clawed dragon was reserved for the emperor and his family. Most imperial employees (e.g. magistrates, tax collectors) wore their full dragon ensemble. They continued to be manufactured well into the 20th century for export and tourists long after they ceased to have any societal function. Motifs symbolize "long life, official position, wealth, happiness, and male progeny". Few brownish stains on front. Gold band and braiding tarnished.
1987.007.002 Shoes Leather soled slippers with uppers of black silk with a floral pattern. The slippers are lined with a cotton fabric. One the deed of the gift is a notation "Believe all from Manchuria purchased by navy officer Tom Sawyer (pre-WWII) and given to Louis Mayhew. Label gift 'In Memory of Louis Mayhew'".
1987.007.003 Cap Black silk satin skullcap made of six sections meeting at the top with a small red topknot of braided silk cord. Lined in red cotton. A bank 1.75" wide runs around the circumference. Inside the band is a hatband 1.75" wide. On the deed of gift is a notation "Believe all from Manchuria, purchased by navy officer Tom Sawyer (pre-WWII) and given to Louis Mayhew. Label gift 'In Memory of Louis Mayhew'".
1987.007.004 Coat One pale blue silk winter coat, padded, with sheepskin collar, and lined with darker blue silk. The robe opens along the right side and is fastened by four brass moulded buttons, one at the chest, the others along the side. The side slits are 14.5" long. The sheepskin collar is 2.75" high, enclosing the small neck opening. The self-patterned silk robe has an all-over decoration of Chinese characters, endless knots, bats, and ribbons. The sleeves taper from a width of 16.5" (at underarm) to 8.25" (at wrist). Hand made. This was a man's winter coat, evidenced by its dimensions and by the fact that self-patterned silk, unadorned by embroidery, was used for men's garments. Apart from dragon robes, it was unusual for Chinese men to wear embroidered clothes at all. China remains a country where in winter similarly cut clothes are piled layer over layer. Silk and cotton remained the paramount fabrics in all seasons. The fact that this coat was worn over many inner layers explains its large size. Yellowish stains on front center, edge of left sleeve, across right sleeve, and in patched on the back. It is believed to be from Manchuria, purchased by Tom Sawyer (pre-WWII) and given to Louis Mayhew. (Label gift "In Memory of Louis Mayhew".)
1987.008.010 Robe A silver-grey silk Chinese coat, 3/4 length, with satin-stitch embroidery of flowers, bamboo, and butterflies. The coat is open down the front with five silver spherical buttons and loops spaced about 3.5" apart starting from the top of the round neck, the space between the top two buttons being 2.5". The coat widens towards the hem as do the sleeves, each measuring 14.4" wide at hem. The neck, front opening, hem, sleeves, and bout 3/4 of the side slits are trimmed with white coiled braiding, forming borders filled with floral embroidery in ash-grey. Bamboo-like vines with plumes of flowers decorate the main body of the garment (on front and back) in a free-flowing pattern. From the 1920's. "Origin uncertain, probably received from uncle".
1987.009 Doll Small rotun baby boy doll, gofun covered, seated on orange silk cushion, holds drum in hands, gold hat with purple cord is attached to black silk hair, features carefully drawn. Gofun peeling on foot and knee. Small orange cloth around neck and waist, fingernails orange.
1987.010.001 Hat A pill box shaped girls hat. The side of the hat is faced with red flannel on which are horizontal rows of embroidered and woven ribbon. The top of the hat is made of six truncated triangular embroidered sections and a central star-shaped embroidered section stitched together leaving openings between the sections. The central section is topped with 22 smoked silk petals on top of which are two flattened balls of fabric bound with thread topped by a simulated pearl bead. On each side of the hat are bows made of patterned woven tape, in the center of which are flowers made of smoked silk petals a center of flattened red fabric balls bound with green thread. From the bows hang two tassels on each side with blue bead tops metallic thread bindings. The tassels are silk thread, two tuquoise colored, on purple, and one rust red. At the bottom of the bows dangle one small brass bell on each side. On the front of the hat is an embroidered silk boss which includes four embroidered birds and is topped by a flower-like ornament made up of three smoked silk petals with a center of red fabric bound by green and gold thread.
1987.010.002 Shoes Pair of pink, silk, flat-soled, embroidered shoes. Hand-embroidered decoration of flowers and birds in green, turquiose, purple, and cream satin stitching. Basket stitch flowers on toe. Black satin or silk trim on top. Black cotton trim on bottom above sole. Handsewn leather sole. Some machine-made parts, as in rear seam, attached flap on heel. This pair represents civilian formal shoes, 20th century.
1987.010.003 Shoes Pair of orange silk, flat-soled, embroidered shoes. Hand-embroidery in satin stitch of butterflies and cherry blossoms in pink, purple, turquoise, yellow, and green. Black cloth trim in upper and lower; hand-stitched leather sole. All hand-made. Civilian formal shoes, probably early 20th century. White cotton lining yellowing in places. Red ink stamp of maker on inner lining.
1987.010.004 Shoes Pair of white silk backless embroidered slippers. Embroidery of purple flowers with bow motif. Satin-stitch. White sewn-on edging around upper and heel of sole. Leather lining of sole nailed onto leather sole. Black and red ink mark of maker on cotton lining. Partially machine-stitched, as in leather lining of sole, white trim. Some signs of wear, somewhat dirty.
1987.010.005 Shoes Pair of white, center-platform, silk, embroidered shoes. Shoes have an upper edging below which are two rows of machine-stitched wave decoration. Sides and front decorated with embroidered flowers and butterflies in turquoise, pink, lavender, and yellow. Platform is of wood, painted white. Sole has green leather trim. Sole of platform has cloth- covered trim. Center-platform is a wooden block with concave sides fixed to the center of the sole which is thus raised 1.5" above the ground. Hand-made with some machine-sewn parts as in top and rear seams. This unique type of shoe was worn by women of the Manchu Dynasty (c. 1644-1911 AD). It is believed that this shoe "induced a short tripping step which was the mark of a refined woman in old China". Appears to have been Mongolian in origin. The raised sole enabled the Manchu women to gain in stature and dignity over the Chinese women and at the same time enforced a short step without conforming to the painful tradition of foot-binding. It is likely that the prototype was utilitarian, a method of keeping the feet dry in inclement weather on wet bad roads. Eventually became fashionable. Some wear on toe section of soles. Slightly dirty silk.
1987.010.006 Shoes Pair of blue and white, embroidered, silk center-platform shoes. Shoes have a cobalt blue band below upper edging. Below this is a white horizontal section. Both sections are filled with hand-embroidery in satin stitch with lotus, butterfly, and cherry blossom motifs in green, white, purple, turquoise, pink, yellow, black, and white couched in black thread. Stiff green leather ribbing reinforces toe. Cloth-covered wooden sole. Hand-made, with some machine-made parts as in green upper ribbing, blue sections. rear seams. Worn by women of the Manchu Dynasty (c. 1644-1911 AD). It is believed that this unique type of shoe "induced a short, tripping step which was the mark of a refined woman in old China". It appears to have been Mongolian in origin. The raised sole enabled the Manchu women to stand taller that Chinese women and therefore gain in dignity without conforming to the painful tradition of foot-binding. It is likely that the prototype was utilitarian, a method of keeping the feet dry in inclement weather on bad roads. Eventually became fashionable until end of the Ch'ing Period in 1911. Visible signs of wear, cloth frayed on toe-section of soles. Leather sole of stilts worn. Lining of shoe dirty and has mark of maker in red ink.
1987.013.001 Shoes And ivory-colored silk shoe for bound feet. The shoe has a heel of approximately one inch. Blue quilted sole, blue wave-like decoration with black piping and floral embroidery. Traces of orange sawtooth edging to hold inner and outer layers of fabric: most of this has worn away. Hand made. The whole heel section is frayed as well as the lower part all around, silk torn and missing around top front; silk faded and stained throughout. Mate of shoe not in collection. Such tiny shoes were worn by many women of the Han Chinese majority (Western Han: 206 BC - 8 AD, and Eastern Han: 26 AD - 220 AD), who had their feet deformed in childhood. Inside the shoes the feet were kept tightly bound, using a layer of bandages followed by a layer of broad ribbon. This custom was practiced until as late as the 1930's.
1987.013.002 Shoe One light blue silk shoe for bound feet. The shoe has a heel of about 3/4" high. The upper section has a blue band 2.25" wide decorated with a Chinese symbol and foliate forms in gold couched in red thread, and gold couched in white thread. Some of this thread on the Chinese character has unravelled. Blue silk is soiled and faded. The lower section of shoe has discolored ivory silk with floral decoration in the form of a branch. Heel has a heart-shaped fabric sole. Hand-made. Fabric torn at toe, on both sides, discolored and faded. Mate of shoe not in collection. Such tiny shoes were worn by many women of the Han Chinese majority, (Western Han: 206 BC - 8 AD, Eastern Han: 24 AD - 220 AD) who had their feet deformed in childhood. Inside the shoes the feet were kept tightly bound, using a layer of bandages, followed by a layer of broad ribbons. This painful custom was practiced until as late as the 1930s.
1987.013.003 Shoe A black shoe for bound feet, made of cotton. The shoe has a lozenge-shaped flap behind the heel, made of blue satin on cotton backing; most of this blue satin is now frayed. The heel and sole section is made of white or beige cotton. A black silk or satin edging reinforces top for 2/3rds of its length. Hand-made. Fabric is faded, back flap torn, a part missing; black fabric has small insect (?) holes. Mate of shoe not in collection. Such tiny shoes were worn by many women of the Han Chinese majority, (Western Han: 206 BC - 8 AD, Eastern Han: 24 AD - 220 AD) who had their feet deformed in childhood. Inside the shoes the feet were kept tightly bound, using layers of bandages and broad ribbons. This painful custom was in accordance with the ancient Chinese ideals of beauty, small feet being regarded first as a mark of high birth, and later as erotic. This custom was practiced as late as the 1930's.
1987.013.004 Shoe One violet shoe of embroidered silk made for bound feet. Floral embroidered design in blue, pink, and pale blue satin stitch. Embroidery work is done over a glued-on paper stencil, resulting in a raised motif. Top of shoe is edged with a blue and white border with a version of the Chinese "Thunder Pattern" -- now very faded. Interior lined with cotton fabric. Hand-made, with machine stitching on sole. Most of the embroidery has worn off, revealing the glued-on paper stencil beneath. Parts of this paper stencil have flaked off. Purple silk faded. Part of the top piping lost; remaining piping is faded and torn throughout. Mate of shoe not in collection. Such tiny shoes were worn by many women of the Han Chinese majority, (Western Han: 206 BC - 8 AD, Eastern Han: 24 AD - 220 AD) who had their feet deformed in childhood. Inside the shoes the feet were kept tightly bound, using bandages and broad ribbons. This painful custom was in accordance with the ancient Chinese ideals of feminine beauty, small feet being originally regarded as a mark of high birth, and later as erotic and fashionable. The custom was practiced as late as the 1930's.
1987.013.005 Shoe One black, red, and white child's shoe of cotton fabric with embroidered decoration. The shoe is flat-soled, probably pigskin sole, sewn on with thick thread. Sole is 1/2" thick, sides of which appear to have been painted with gilt. Shoe has clover-leaf motifs in blue and white along the sides and a stitched-on black toe section also embroidered with a butterfly-like form and/or flowers, in white-couched-in-brown thread. Top of shoe has a border in red satin stitch; interior of cotton fabric. Hand-made, with machine stitching on top red border. Top red border frayed. Whole shoe shows signs of wear, with faded and fraying embroidery.
1987.014.001 Scroll Scroll drawing of seated woman playing flute and man
1987.014.002 Scroll Scroll drawing of red bird on tree branch
1987.014.003 Scroll Scroll drawing of black bird on tree branch with orange flowers
1987.014.004 Scroll Scroll drawing of green and orange bird on woody bush
1987.014.005 Scroll Scroll drawing of light green bird on bush
1987.015 Print Red wood block print on yellow paper
1987.016 Print 10 kimono shaped sheets with wood block prints
1987.017 Costume Three piece Chinese style woman's outfit A: Jacket. 3/4 length sleeve, center front opening, trimmed with machine woven ribbon, traditional white sleeve bands, embroidered with butterflies, etc., black trim. Embroidery design is divided at center front, principal motif is featured with scattered motifs. Slit at each side. B: Sleeveless Top. Bias bound edges, two front inset pockets with bound edges, principal motif embroidered on front. C: Pants. Machine woven ribbon at hem with black satin binding, embroidered motifs at bottom of legs. Yoke waist, elasticized back. Made of creme colored silk crepe lined with creme colored habutai or China silk. Embroidered with blue, red, peach, beige, variegated green silk thread. Principal motif is flowers in a vase.
1987.018.001 Loom Loom Wooden loom of the Lahu people from Northern Thailand. Frame is made of light colored wood and fits together with pegs. Free standing with four posts and a seat. The pink cotton warp is partially woven and attached to the cloth beam and strung through the reed and string nettles. The pieces have taped markings with numbers at the joints which are in the assembly. One of the two bamboo treadles is missing. Three of four screws for the shuttle like pieces are missing.
1987.018.002 Wheel, Spinning (a) Lahu wooden spinning wheel: Bamboo wheel with six spokes radiating from barrel-shaped, notched central axle. Spokes support twin radials, which are braced by spacers, spoke-to-spoke. Radials are further reinforced by a continuous woven arrangement of red cord -- it forms a pattern of elongated diamonds. Axle is supported by two posts and crossbar, which is also base for the lengthwise single-bar frame. Opposite end of wheel frame holds a carved wood piece which has a four-sided base holding a perforated oval shape and a pointed spire-shaped top. The top has carved ridges as decoration. The perforations have braided twine padding throught them to hold the tension bar. There is a key-hole-shaped cutout within the oval shape, presumably for decoration. The wheel is turned by a crank-shaped iron bar handle. The loop of string around the wheel continues back on one side of the vertical slat, then loops around the spindle bar and returns to the wheel via the opposite side of the vertical slat. (b) Painted iron spindle bar, 12", which attaches to carved end at angle, and rests on the ground. The lower end has masking tape, higher end has a 2" bamboo wrap and white cotton thread is wound around the handle. (c) Vertical bamboo slat with peg end which inserts in lengthwise single bar frame. 9.75"
1987.018.004 Picture, Woven A circular tray with a frame of bamboo and a tray surface of split bamboo in a chevron pattern. The miniature utensils are: 1. A wooden plow (metal tongue is glued on) with water buffalo yoke attached 2. A harrow with seven teeth 3. A section of bamboo -- the farmer's drinking water 4. An axe (with wooden _vice_ metal head) 5. A heavy hoe (metal blade) 6. A grass cutter (L-shaped with metal blade) 7. A metal-bladed digging tool 8. A six-tined wooden rake 9. A wooden replica of a saw 10. A sickle with curved metal black for rice harvesting 11. A rope making device showing cord wrapped around two posts and a cruciform twisting tool 12. A scoop-shaped winnowing basket of bamboo 13. A foot-powered rice pounder, showing how rice (in the wooden bowl) is hulled or powdered (for flour)
1987.018.005 Picture, woven A woven tray made of a bamboo circular frame and split bamboo in a chevron weave forming the tray proper. There are seven miniature replicas of Thai fishing utensils attached. There are two nets, a lead-weighted throw net, and a dip net with a handle and arms; when lowered, the net forms a square, and when raised, it sags to a centered pocket. The bamboo scoop is essentially a triangular bamboo basket with a solid bottom and a handle. The fish carrying basket has four feet and a carrying strap, as well as the down-and-in bamboo prongs that prevent escape. The largest trap is shaped like two cones joined at their widest points. The most common trap is a tapered sleeve with an entry ramp, while the last is bottle-shaped with the trap entry just above the base.
1987.018.006 Niddy Noddy Lahu wooden Niddy-Noddy with red yarn. (a) Central shaft is roughly-rounded hardwood, 3.5" circ. reduced to 1.75" circ. on 4 in. of each end. There are red letter "A"'s on each end. Over each end is fitted a pair of bowed arms, drilled at their centers to fit the shaft. Each bow tapers from ~1.25" (center) to 0.75" (end), which is carved to form a dovetail. A string connects the necks of both dovetails so that the bows and strings, when extended properly, form a box-shaped hollow. Red cotton yarn is wound around the string-form box. The box-shape is mounted on a frame composed of parts (b)-(f) below. (b) Right side of wooden vert. brace 23" tall with notched bottom which fits into hole in bottom of (d). There are peg holes in the bottom notch, but the pegs are missing. The upper end has a rectangular cut onto which the center shaft of (a) rests. There is a red "A" under the cutout and an "R" near the lower joint. (c) Left side vert. brace, identical to (b) except with the letter "L". (d) 26" wooden base piece with places marked "L", "R", and "M". (e) 1.25" wooden peg which fits into hole "M" on piece (d). (f) 30.5" wooden base piece, notched to fit at a right angle to the center of (d). There is an "M" marked on the notched end.
1987.018.007 Spindle The wooden spindle rack is essentially rectangular with a butterfly-shaped handle at the center of one lengthwise frame member. At the point where the handle is mounted, a cross-piece slat adds reinforcement. Lengthwise on the frame, holes are driled every 4.5" to accomodate bamboo shafts or spindle rods, approximately 13.5" long. Each rod is thicker at one end, so it can't pass completely through the hole in the frame. Thread is wound around a spindle, which is a hollow bamboo tube. This spindle slips over the rod, thus being held within the frame, while free to rotate. There are holes for ten spindle rods, but only nine exist. Three spindles are wound with purple thread, two with red, one with no thread. Three rods are empty. (a) Spindle Rack, 17.5" x 48" (b)-(j) Spindle rods, (b) and (i) have bent handles, (j) is in two pieces with broken handle (k)-(m) Spindles with purple cotton thread (n)-(o) Spindles with red cotton thread (o) Empty Spindle
1987.019.001 Figurine One standing figure of a bearded man holding a tablet, with a blue robe. The figure has an unglazed earthen face and body; painted-on eyebrows, mustache, and beard; bluish-black ceramic robe; and tan ceramic tablet in left hand. Hand-made. Nick on thumb and toes.
1987.019.002 Teacup 1987.019.002a Teacup 1987.019.002c Saucer No 1987.019.002b
1987.019.003 Pitcher A tan-colored "Satsuma" pitcher with floral decoration. The handle of the pitcher is fashioned to resemble a bamboo stem. Sides have flowers and butterflies. Decorative border on lip and handle. Vertical grooves on sides. Artist's signature on side. Tan glaze with painted decoration. For table use. The decoration refers to (probably) the symbolic Chinese pair of goldfish, standing for the union of happiness and utility. Damage: Lip and handle repaired with brownish glue in which some cracks have formed -- 3.5" of the circumference of the mouth, about halfway under the handle, and at junctures of handle with body. Glue flaking at these junctures.
1987.019.004 Teapot One blue and white "Fitzhugh" pattern teapot with handle and spout. The rim has a broad (inch) lozenge-patterned rim. The body is covered with floral designs on peonies, chrysanthemums, and cherry or plum blossoms. Below spout is a circular motif. The handle is formed of two flattened, braid-like sections, interwoven at two points, giving it a remarkably plastic, fabric-like form. Circa 1800 (according to donor). The spout is short and triangular in cross-section. Hand-painted and hand-made. Pigment of cobalt on white glazed ground. "The Chinese teapot does not seem to (be) older than the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644 AD). Before that time, tea-bowls with covers had been used. The vessels with spouts and handles were reserved in earlier times for wine and other liquids." This teapot is probably part of a vast quantity of ware made for export to Europe in the 19th century. Three of the four most important flower emblems are depicted here: the peony, representing wealth and Spring; the chrysanthemum, representing friendship and Autumn; and the plum blossom, representing beauty and Winter.
1987.019.005 Bookend A soap-stone elephant on rectangular mount. The elephant has no tusks, and has twin snouts. The soap-stone is grey with brown patches. The mount is incised with a floral pattern. Hand-carved.
1987.019.006 Bowl
1987.019.007 Bowl Large scalloped bowl with yellow glaze and floral decoration. The bottom of the dish has a rim 1/2" high with a reddish wave pattern. The sides have a bright lemon-yellow glazed background with lotus, chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms, and peonies. The scalloped edge on the outside has an ornamental edging in aquamarine. Inside of dish has a bright yellow glaze. Hand-made. Probably used to serve food. Fair condition. Few nicks on base and rim.
1987.019.008 Bowl Glazed porcelain bowl shaped with five petals. Exterior glazed with pink, blue, green, and orange flowers. Interior light blue.
1987.019.010 Lamp, oil One brass oil lamp, in four parts. The lowermost section of the lamp is base on four right-angled legs. On this sits the body, shaped like a truncated pyramid and forming a cistern into which the wick is inserted. Holding the wick is a brass tube topped by a brass square that closes the opening of the oil cistern. The cistern is encased in an ornamental chamber of open fret-work in a foliate design. The oil lamp probably originally had a glass chimney, now missing. Cast brass. Probably used on an altar. Tarninshed.
1987.019.011 Bowl Bowl
1987.019.012 Dish One small porcelainous stoneware dish with eight sides, with colored glaze decoration. Has a yellow curlicue border near lip and fish-like motifs in yellow, pink, and aquamarines. Hand-made. For table use. Few small chips.
1987.019.013 Vase A green glass container. Globular in shape with a slender neck curving out to a collar-type mouth. Made in a mold. Probably for table use, to hold wine or water. One hole in lower body.
1987.019.014 Vase Green glass container. Globular in shape with a slender neck, curving out to a collar-type mouth. Made in a mold. Was probably used to hold water or wine. Has a diagonal crack about 2" below neck.
1987.019.015 Spoon Four porcelain soup spoons with floral decoration. Made of white glazed clay, with cherry blossom motifs and gold rim. Hand-made, for table use. Good condition.
1987.019.016 Vase One cylindrical "Imari" vase, decorated with orange pattern. The vase has two white rings towards the top. The upper 3/4ths section is decorated with curving diagonal bands with flowers and butterflies in predominately orange. Two circular sections, in between the rings on both sides, have seated Japanese figures. Above and below these are raised rosette-like medallions. The lower 1/4ths section is divided horizontally into rectangular panels filled with bird and flower motifs. Hand-made with hand-painted decoration.
1987.019.017 Bowl Ceramic bowl (porcelainous stoneware) with eight sides and green glazed interior. The bottom of bowl has a base 3/4" high decorated with the "thunder-line" motif, which originated in the Shang Dynasty (c. 1700-1100 BC), and derived from the pre-historic Chinese character for thunder. The white sides of the bowl have the I-Ching designs in gold outlined in brown, and are topped with a linear patterned border. The rim is painted gold. Interior has a blue-green glaze as does bottom of bowl. Hand-made. Used for serving food. Many scratches on interior. Patches in green glaze. Maker's insignium on bottom.
1987.019.019 Basket One circular basket of bamboo. A disc- or wheel-shaped basket made of 16 ribs of plaited bamboo strips that rise, like petal shapes, outward to form high sides, then dip inward to a concave center that supports a circular receptacle. The 16 plaited lobes resemble hair braids in design. The basket stands on four pointed sections. The bamboo appears to have been stained and/or varnished, while the inner side of the center receptacle is stained dark brown, as evidenced by traces of light brown visible under the weaving. A circular light brown stain on open-work lattice bottom points to something having been set on it (converted into a lamp) withing the receptacle. Basket was used for ikebana flower arrangement. Hand-made, probably for ikebana flower arrangement. The four points of the bottom show signs of wear (scratches and broken ends of some strips). One dark brown stain, about 1/2" square, on top of one of the 16 lobes. Stains on inside and outside of lattice bottom.
1987.019.021 Teacup (a) Small porcelain saucer with glazed decoration. The exterior of the saucer has a tan glaze and signature of artist on bottom. The body is white clay with berries and leaf decoration in red and green. Fish motif in center. Hand-made. Probably for tea or wine. Few nicks. (b) Small porcelain cup with glazed decoration. Has a tan glazed exterior. Interior is white clay with berries and leaf decoration, and a yellow fish motif in the center. Hand-made, probably for tea or wine. One hair-line crack on the inside.
1987.019.022 Fan This is a round Chinese fan with black lacquer frame and a silk embroidered face. It is embroidered on off-white silk fabric. The embroidery consists of a rooster in yellows with blue and black plumes, and a butterfly with pink and light green wings and purple body. Pink, yellow, light green, and light purple plum blossoms are on the left side, and light green, light purple, and pink flowers are on the right. Both flower groups are shown with leaves and grasses. There are embroidered "X"'s and star shapes at the bottom. The handle and circular frame of the fan is wood, and painted with black lacquer. The handle has four oblong carved holes in it, and there is a rope threaded through the bottom of the handle. The condition is good. The silk fabric has some very small holes and some of the embroidery thread is frayed.
1987.019.023 Bookend One carving of an elephant in soap-stone, grey with brown patches. The elephant stands on a rectangular mount. It has no tusks and twin snouts. The mounts are incised with a floral pattern. Hand-made.
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