Teapot, on gray background (Théière sur fond gris)
Lithograph print on white paper. In the center, a very bulbous teapot, with a large conical mouth and protruding spout, is depicted in crude outline and filled in with patchy dark brown. To the right is a banana and the outline of an apple. A gray background fills the space around the objects and trails off into the white paper at the edges.
This is an ink drawing in shades of black and brown. In the center there is a figure of a seated nude woman with her back to the viewer. The top of her head is a swirl of dark black lines. In the upper right corner is a three-masted sailing ship.
Stirrup cup with inlaid sgraffito chrysanthemum and scroll designs
Artist Unknown, Korea
Earthenware stirrup cup with sgraffito design and celadon glaze. A chrysanthemum blossom decorates the tapered base of the cup, and widens into a large middle register with four stylized chrysanthemum medallions. The cup curves back inward toward the rim of the cup, decorated with a fret pattern just below.
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stoneware with inlaid decoration under celadon glaze
Blue-and-White Carafe with royal monogram and bat motifs
Artist Unknown, China, Jingdezhen kiln
It is a porcelain carafe with blue underglazing, with design of stylized acronym of King Rama V of Thailand (1868-1910), his name and reign in medallions with bat motifs and ribbons, and flower and leaf scrolls.
Swift, spontaneous brushwork is used to capture a winter landscape. Two fishermen, wearing wide-brimmed straw hats and thatched grass rain capes, work their way through the heavy snow as they cross a bridge, carrying nets on their shoulders.