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Provenance

Richard Bennett, Northampton, England; sold 1914 to (Gorer, London); (Dreicer and Co., New York, agent for Gorer, 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.

Bibliography
1911
Gorer 1911, 75, no. 378.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 22.
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: 125, color repro.
Technical Summary

The underlying glaze is grayish white, with a dark uneven crackle, undoubtedly stained on the mouth rim and interior. This glaze was applied to the base and was then covered with the green enamel - it exhibits some iridescence, especially on the lower portion of the jar, and a few pinholes are visible. The crackle on the base is very fine, unlike that on the body. There is noticeable kiln debris in the interior. The foot-ring is unglazed but shows traces of the dark wash applied to the vessel.