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Provenance

Gerard Lee Bevan, England; (his sale, Puttick & Simpson, London, 26 May 1922, no. 61); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1922 to Joseph E. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[1] inheritance from the Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase by funds of the Estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

Bibliography
1911
Gorer/Blacker 1911, 2:pl. 201.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 24.
1947
Christensen, Erwin O. Chinese Porcelains of the Widener Collection. Washington, 1947 (rev. ed. 1956): 34-38.
1955
Koyama et al. 1955-1958, 180, fig. 36.
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: 236-239, color repro.
Technical Summary

The foot-ring is smoothly rounded, and both the base and interior are glazed. The vase has a chip in the lip and a long, repaired and repainted crack in the upper side.