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Provenance

Sir William Bennett [1852-1931]. (Gorer, London); sold 1910 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
1910
Gorer 1910, 6, no. 25.
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, 1947 (rev. ed. 1956): 20.
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: 198-199, color repro.
Technical Summary

The pedestal is hollow, with a rectangular hole at the bottom of the base, which is unglazed and has a fabric impression. Three sides of the base are decorated with a textile diaper pattern in yellow and dark green enamels; the back is covered with a colorless matte enamel. The right arm of the figure is a replacement. There is also some repair on the left side of the neck.