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image of Beaker Vase Chinese Qing Dynasty (artist)
Beaker Vase, mid 18th century
porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
overall: 35.6 x 18.4 cm (14 x 7 1/4 in.)
Widener Collection
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From the Tour: Chinese Porcelains
Object 22 of 24


Gerard Lee Bevan, England; (his sale, Puttick & Simpson, London, 26 May 1922, no. 61); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1922 to Joseph E. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[1] inheritance from the Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase by funds of the Estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

[1] The early provenance cited here is an update to the provenance published in the NGA systematic catalogue entry (Little et al. 1998, 237-238). The published provenance, indicating a purchase by Widener from Duveen in 1915 or 1922 was based on confusion resulting from the Lynnewood Hall inventory sheet for 1942.9.638 and 1942.9.639, annotated with notes by Widener curator Edith Standen, having originally been cut in half and each half filed separately in its object folder. Miss Standen's notes on the full sheet do clarify that the two vases were bought separately, as indicated in this revised provenance. The Bevan sale is also noted on the Widener Collection card for this vase. P.A.B. Widener died in 1915, so this purchase in 1922 would have been made by Joseph E. Widener.

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