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(Duveen Brothers, New York and London); 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.

Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 22.
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: 116-117, color repro.
Technical Summary

The exterior and the upper part of the interior are covered with green enamel over a gray underlying glaze, which is exposed in those areas where the green glaze is absent, namely in the lower interior and in a very thin line at the mouth rim. Both the underlying glaze and the green enamel end in an even line at the foot. The crackle is uniform and fine-meshed. There are numerous small pinholes and dark spots scattered over the surface of the vessel and a large pinhole in the glaze on the lower pear-shaped portion. Both the unglazed rounded foot-ring and the base are coated with a dark brown wash. The paste appears smooth and white in those areas where the wash has worn off.