in standard script on the base in underglaze blue in three widely spaced vertical columns of two characters each: Da Qing Kangxi nian zhi (made in the Kangxi reign of the great Qing dynasty)
Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1913], New York; sold 1916 to Joseph E. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener after purchase by funds of the Estate; gift 1942 to NGA.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 21.
- Christensen, Erwin O. Chinese Porcelains of the Widener Collection. Washington, 1947 (rev. ed. 1956): 30; 1956, 34.
- Chait, Ralph M. "The Eight Prescribed Peachbloom Shapes Bearing Kanh-hsi Marks." Oriental Art 3 (Winter 1957): 130-137 130-137, repro.
- National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 310, repro.
- 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: 69-70, color repro.
Two small dots of discoloration are found on the lip.