Admission is always free Directions

Open today: 10:00 to 5:00

Provenance

(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.

Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 22.
1947
Christensen, Erwin O. Chinese Porcelains of the Widener Collection. Washington, 1947 (rev. ed. 1956): 29, 39, repro.
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: 136, color repro.
Technical Summary

With the exception of the foot-ring, the entire body is covered by a colorless glaze with the typically uneven surface of steatitic wares. The foot-ring is narrow and sharply squared off; the body is dark and appears to be covered with a dark slip. Small chips on one side of the lip have been repaired and there are two small hairline cracks around the foot-ring.