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Inscription

incised on the base: liu (six)

Provenance

Harry G. Steele [1881-1942], Pasadena; his widow, Grace C. Steele [d. 1974]; gift 1972 to NGA.

Bibliography
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: 34-35, color repro.
Technical Summary

A thick, variegated black-brown glaze covers the dark stoneware body. A silver band is attached to the lip. The foot-ring is squarely trimmed, and the base is slightly recessed.