Overview

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Inscription

in standard script on the base in underglaze blue in two vertical lines of three characters each: Da Qing Kangxi nian zhi (made in the Kangxi reign of the great Qing dynasty)

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Richard Bennett, Northampton, England; sold 1911 to (Gorer, London); (Dreicer and Co., New York, agent for Gorer, London); sold 1913 to Peter A. B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Bibliography

1911
Gorer 1911, 74, no. 368, repro.
1911
Gorer/Blacker 1911, 2:pl. 161, center.
1942
_Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 20.
1947
Christensen, Erwin O. Chinese Porcelains of the Widener Collection. Washington, 1947 (rev. ed. 1956): 30, repro. 33; 1956, 30, fig. 15.
1998
Bower, Virginia, Josephine Hadley Knapp, Stephen Little, and Robert Wilson Torchia. Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings; Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 77-80, color repro.

Technical Summary

A very few dark spots appear scattered over the otherwise uniform pale blue surface. The glaze ends in an even line just above the foot, where it appears to have been mechanically ground down, revealing a small amount of biscuit. A transparent glaze with a slight bluish tinge covers the deeply recessed and slightly concave base, on which the reignmark is written in a rich blue. The unglazed foot-ring is smooth.

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