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Provenance

Sir William Bennett [1852-1931]. (Gorer, London); (Dreicer and Co., New York, agent for Gorer, London); sold 1911 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, 34, no. 96, frontispiece.
1911
Gorer/Blacker 1911, 1:pl. 1.f.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 24.
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: 189-191, color repro.
Technical Summary

The vase has a concave base, which is covered with a green-tinted transparent glaze. The interior is glazed. A long hairline crack that begins at the lip and extends one-third of the way down the side has been repainted. Some abrasion is visible in the blue enamels.