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(S. Bing, Paris); sold 1884 to Mary J. Morgan [d. 1885], New York; (her estate sale, American Art Association, New York, 3-15 March 1886 [9 March], no. 532); purchased by James A. Garland [d. 1901/1902], New York. J. Pierpont Morgan [1837-1913], New York; R. Austin Robertson [d. 1892], New York; (his estate sale, American Art Association at Chickering Hall [7-8 April 1892] and American Art Galleries [11-27 April 1892], New York, 6th day [14 April 1892], no. 690);[1] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); 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.

Bibliography
1904
Morgan 1904-1911, 1:73, nos. 462-463, pls. 24, 26 [references for 1942.9.586-587].
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 23.
1947
Christensen, Erwin O. Chinese porcelains of the Widener collection. Washington, DC, 1947: 16, 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: 212-214, color repro.