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Provenance

J. Pierpont Morgan [1837-1913], New York. (Duveen Brothers, New York and London); sold 1915 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.

Exhibition History

Bibliography

1904
Morgan 1904-1911, 1:12, no. 10, pl. 46.
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): 18.
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: 210-211, color repro.

Technical Summary

The ewer has a wide, sharply trimmed foot-ring. The recessed base is covered with a thin colorless enamel wash. The repaired tip of the spout has some overpainting.

1942.9.586

Pair of Hexagonal Lanterns

Most of the original gilding that covered the openwork crown of the lantern has worn off. A small part of the crown has broken off and been reattached. The lantern now has a lead brace for hanging, which has been fitted into the upper neck.

1942.9.587

Pair of Hexagonal Lanterns

Most of the original gilding that covered the openwork crown of the lantern has worn off. The lantern now has a lead brace for hanging, which has been fitted into the upper neck.

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