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Provenance

(Duveen Brothers, New York); sold 1914 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.

Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 21.
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: 45, color repro.
Technical Summary

Exposed at the foot, the white porcelain body is fine and smooth. Throwing rings are palpable on the inside of the lower section. The glossy glaze on the outside of the beaker has small bubbles and a random crackle averaging ½ cm in size. The form has a joint here, discernible from the inside. The base, which is slightly recessed within the beveled unglazed foot-ring, has a thin transparent glaze with a pale aqua tint and a fine mesh crackle. There are two small cracks on the lip. One extends approximately 5 cm on the inside and 2 cm outside; the second is slightly shorter. A few small cracks appear on the base.