George R. Davies, Cheshire, England; sold to (Gorer, London); (Dreicer and Co., New York, agents of 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.
- Gorer/Blacker 1911, 2:pl. 162.
- Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by George R. Davies, Esq. Formerly of Hartford, Cheshire, and now of Parton, N.B.; Purchased by Gorer and Exhibited at the Galleries Dreicer & Co. London, 1913: no. 158, pl. 9.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 21.
- 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: 48-49, color repro.
A crack, open at the surface for much of its length, extends from mid-body down, across the base, and up the opposite side for about 12 cm. There are circular cracks in the glaze on the base.