Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet, 19th Century, Bronze, gold, and pigment, 30 ¼ x 18 x 14 in. Gift of Arthur I. Appleton.
Chinese Export Ware Basin, (Rose Medallion type), China, 1840-1880 CE, Porcelain, 6 × 31 in. Gift of Arthur I. Appleton.
Lokapala (Heavenly Tomb Guardian), China, Tang Dynasty, first half of the 8th Century, Buff earthenware with lead glaze, 37 ½ x 12 ½ x 6 in. Gift of Arthur I. Appleton.
Snuff bottle featuring birds in flowering branches, China, late 19th Century, Carved amber, 3 × 1 3/4 × 3/4 in. Gift of Arthur I. Appleton.
Suzuki Chokichi (signed “Suzuki Chokichi of the Great Japan”), Jar with Warrior, Dragon and Tiger Motifs, Japan,19th Century, Bronze with gold, silver and tortoiseshell, 30 x 15 1/4 in. Gift of Arthur I. Appleton.
One of the largest collections at the Appleton, the Asian art holdings include religious and secular works from China, India, Japan, Tibet and Southeast Asia. Buddhist art is represented by Indian, Tibetan, Thai and Burmese sculptures and textiles. The Chinese works feature a number of important ceramic pieces including Tang Dynasty horse and guardian figures, rare celadon funerary vases and many fine examples of Chinese Export Ware. A fascinating area is devoted to the art of Japan, which includes a variety of netsukes, Meji era bronzes, and kimonos.