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China

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    Plate

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Plate, ca. 1810
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and glaze
    Diameter: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 inches) (rim)
    Bequest of Charles L. Pendleton 04.1592

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    Teapot

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Teapot, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel gilding
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.1

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    Coffeepot

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Coffeepot, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel gilding
    Height: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.2

  • Objects

    Covered Sugar Bowl

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Covered Sugar Bowl, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel gilding
    Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.3

  • Objects

    Creamer

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Creamer, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel gilding
    Height: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.4

  • Objects

    Tea Canister

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Tea Canister, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain
    Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.5

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    Cup

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Cup, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel and gilting
    Diameter: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.7

  • Objects

    Cup

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Cup, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel and gilding
    Diameter: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.14

  • Objects

    saucer

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    saucer, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel gilding
    Diameter: 23.7 cm (9 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.26

  • Objects

    Saucer

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Saucer, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel and gilding
    Diameter: 23.7 cm (9 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.27

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    Bowl

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Bowl, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel gilding
    Diameter: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.40

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    Deep Dish

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Deep Dish, from Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1780-1785
    Porcelain with enamel and gilting
    Diameter: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Harold A. Sweetland 69.135.41

  • Objects

    Creamer

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Creamer, ca. 1800
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze and overglaze enamels
    Height: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 inches) (without cover)
    Gift of William H. G. Temple 26.065

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    Teapot

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Teapot, ca. 1800
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze and overglaze enamels
    Height: 12.7 cm (5 inches) (without cover)
    Gift of William H. G. Temple 26.063

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    Vase

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Vase, 1690-1710
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze and silver
    22.2 x 11.4 cm (8 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Charles L. Pendleton 04.371

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    Universal Mountain Censer

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Universal Mountain Censer, 100–200 CE
    Earthenware with pigment
    26 x 20.5 x 18 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/16 x 7 1/16 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 18.572

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    Saucer

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Saucer, ca. 1800
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze, and overglaze enamels
    Height: 5.1 cm (2 inches) (cup)
    Gift of William H. G. Temple 26.077B

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    Saucer

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Saucer, ca. 1800
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze, and overglaze enamels
    Height: 5.1 cm (2 inches) (cup)
    Gift of William H. G. Temple 26.078B

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    Teacup

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Teacup, ca. 1800
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze, and overglaze enamels
    Height: 5.1 cm (2 inches) (cup)
    Gift of William H. G. Temple 26.084A

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    Vessel with Elephant-head Handles

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Vessel with Elephant-head Handles, 19th century
    Jade
    46 x 23 x 13.5 cm (18 1/8 x 9 1/16 x 5 5/16 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.36

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    Bough Pot

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Bough Pot, ca. 1790
    Porcelain with underglaze blue,glaze and gilding
    Bequest of Martha B. Lisle 67.251.1

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    One of a Pair of Bowls with Flowers

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    One of a Pair of Bowls with Flowers, 18th Century
    Porcelain with glaze and enamel
    Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.50.1

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    One of a Pair of Bowls with Flowers

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    One of a Pair of Bowls with Flowers, 18th Century
    Porcelain with glaze and enamel
    Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.50.2

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    Candlestick

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Candlestick, 1723-1763
    Porcelain with enamels, glaze, and gilding
    Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 37.077.2

  • Objects

    Covered Jar

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Covered Jar, 900–1100 CE
    Yue ware
    Height: 36.2 cm (14 1/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.149

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    Lithophone

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Lithophone, 1761 - 1762
    Jade; gold; wire; teak
    41 x 60 x 3.2 cm (16 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches)
    Gift of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 37.113

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    Plate

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Plate, ca. 1810
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and glaze
    Height: 2.5 cm (1 inches)
    Bequest of Charles L. Pendleton 04.1591

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    Tureen

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Tureen, mid 18th century
    Porcelain with glaze, enamels and gilding
    26 x 24.1 x 8.9 cm (10 5/16 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Charles L. Pendleton 04.1493

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    Votive Stele of Chang Caigan

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Votive Stele of Chang Caigan, CE 618-907
    Stone
    39 x 24.5 x 14 cm (15 3/8 x 9 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Manton B. Metcalf 18.105

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    Snow-covered Bamboo

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Snow-covered Bamboo, Ten Bamboo Studio Manual, 19th century
    Polychrome woodblock print
    24.4 x 27.9 cm (9 5/8 x 11 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 32.011

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    Shide

    Attributed to Yintolo
    late 13th century
    Shide, 14th century
    Ink on silk
    97.8 x 35.6 cm (38 1/2 x 14 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.319

  • Objects

    Pagoda Hill, Yen'an

    Gu Yuan
    Chinese, b. 1919
    Pagoda Hill, Yen’an, ca. 1939-1944
    Polychrome woodblock print
    13 x 8.6 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Colonel Marcellus and Emily Duffy 1994.097.15

  • Objects

    Oxen Join the Labor Exchange

    Hu Yichuan
    Chinese, b. 1910
    Oxen Join the Labor Exchange, ca. 1942-1944
    Polychrome woodblock print
    19.1 x 12.1 cm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Colonel Marcellus and Emily Duffy 1994.097.16

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    Coffee Cup

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Coffee Cup, ca. 1800
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze, and overglaze enamels
    Height: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 inches)
    Gift of William H. G. Temple 26.074

  • Objects

    Hookah

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Hookah, 18th century
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and glaze
    Height: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Susan Martin Allien 35.671

  • Objects

    Jiangyi (robe of descent)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Jiangyi (robe of descent), 19th century
    Silk and gilt paper-wrapped yarn slit tapestry weave (kesi), hand painted
    Length: 135.3 cm (53 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.242

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    Jade Landscape

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Jade Landscape, late 18th century
    Jade
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.43

  • Objects

    Orchids, Butterfly, and Rock (Jiezi yuan hua zhuan)

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Orchids, Butterfly, and Rock (Jiezi yuan hua zhuan), Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, possibly 1701 edition
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.610

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    Vase

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Vase, 1800
    Porcelain with enamels, glaze and gilding
    Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.308

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    Punch Bowl

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Punch Bowl, 1785-1800
    Porcelain with enamel
    Gift of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.343

  • Objects

    Saucer

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Saucer, ca. 1800
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze, and overglaze enamels
    Diameter: 15.7 cm (6 3/16 inches)
    Gift of William H. G. Temple 26.085

  • Objects

    The Lu Yi Academy in Yen'an

    Li Qun
    Chinese, b. 1912
    The Lu Yi Academy in Yen’an, ca. 1940-1944
    Polychrome woodblock print
    9.5 x 14 cm (3 13/16 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Colonel Marcellus and Emily Duffy 1994.097.14

  • Objects

    Plate

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Plate, 1780
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and enamels
    Diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 inches) (rim)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.422

  • Objects

    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Jiasha)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Jiasha), 1700-1750
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread slit-tapestry weave (kesi)
    Length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.273

  • Objects

    Tea Caddy

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Tea Caddy, ca. 1820
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and glaze
    14 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm (5 1/2 x 3 x 1 1/2 inches)
    Gift of William H. Claflin 1991.179.10

  • Objects

    Vase

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Vase, early 19th century
    Porcelain with enamels, glaze and gilding
    Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.305

  • Objects

    Two Vegetables

    After Qi Baishi
    Chinese, 1863-1957
    Two Vegetables, ca. 1950s
    Polychrome woodblock print
    27.3 x 16.5 cm (10 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Roger S. Keyes and Elizabeth Coombs 1997.90.2

  • Objects

    Hat Stand

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Hat Stand, 1644-1911
    Jade; hardwood
    Height: 29.8 cm (11 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.37

  • Objects

    Pair of Vases

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Pair of Vases, 17th century
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze and silver
    Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Susan Martin Allien 35.665

  • Objects

    Vase

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Vase, 1800
    Porcelain with enamels, glaze and gilding
    Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.307

  • Objects

    Pair of Vases

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Pair of Vases, 17th century
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and glaze
    Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 inches)
    Bequest of Susan Martin Allien 35.666

  • Objects

    Vase

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Vase, early 19th century
    Porcelain with enamels, glaze and gilding
    Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.306

  • Objects

    Blouse (Choli)

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Indian; Parsi? Parsee?, China
    Blouse (Choli), early 19th century
    Silk plain weave with silk chain-stitch embroidery
    Length: 52.7 cm (20 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.284

  • Objects

    Plate

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Plate, early 19th century-mid 19th century
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and glaze
    Height: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Charles L. Pendleton 04.1593

  • Objects

    Bamboo

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Bamboo, Ten Bamboo Studio Manual, 19th century
    Polychrome woodblock print
    24.8 x 29.2 cm (9 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 32.017

  • Objects

    Bowl with Design of Flowers and Boys

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Bowl with Design of Flowers and Boys, 12th Century
    Porcelain with glaze
    Diameter: 20.3 cm (8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.432

  • Objects

    Dish

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Dish, early 19th century
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and glaze
    20.3 x 18.4 cm (8 x 7 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.340

  • Objects

    Bottle with Swirl Designs

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Bottle with Swirl Designs, 12th Century
    Porcelain with glaze
    31.6 x 15 cm (12 7/16 x 5 7/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.186

  • Objects

    Plate

    Unknown artist, Chinese export, China
    Plate, ca. 1810
    Porcelain with underglaze blue and glaze
    Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 inches)
    Bequest of Charles L. Pendleton 04.1720

  • Objects

    Woman on Horseback

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Woman on Horseback, 700–800 CE
    Clay
    28 x 43 x 16 cm (11 x 16 15/16 x 6 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 35.024

  • Objects

    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), Guanyin, 12th-13th Century
    Wood with pigment
    Height: 160 cm (63 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.92

  • Objects

    Chimera

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Chimera, ca. 475–525 CE
    Stone
    55 x 46 x 40 cm (21 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.592

  • Objects

    Double Vase

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Double Vase, 1736-1795
    Carnelian
    20.5 x 13.5 x 7 cm (8 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.65

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Thai, China
    container; vessel, mid-19th century
    Enameled copper
    Height: 27.6 cm (10 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.6

  • Objects

    One of a Pair of Jue Tripod Vessels

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    One of a Pair of Jue Tripod Vessels, 1100–1300 BCE
    Bronze
    22 x 20 x 10 cm (8 11/16 x 7 7/8 x 3 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2007.90.2.1

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    Lei Vessel

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Lei Vessel, 1100–1200 BCE
    Bronze
    15.2 x 11 x 9.5 cm (6 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2007.90.9