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Provenance

Garland collection.[1] 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.

Bibliography
1904
Morgan 1904-1911, 1:123, no. 796, pl. 65.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 23.
1955
Koyama et al. 1955-1958, pl. 47.
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: 162-163, color repro.
Technical Summary

The rectangular vase has a flat, unglazed base with a fabric impression. The interior is glazed, with fabric impressions on the inner walls. The dragon-shaped handles were separately molded and luted to the vase. On the side panel decorated with peonies, the dragons tail has a repaired break and is missing tendrils.