Overview

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Inscription

falsely inscribed in standard script on the base with an incised mark in two columns of two characters each: Xuande nian zhi (made in the reign of Xuande)

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

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

Exhibition History

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: 55, color repro.

Technical Summary

Bubbles are scattered throughout the glaze surface. The glaze pulls away from the vessel's lip. The interior has a colorless glaze. The roughly trimmed foot-ring has several chips and reveals a white paste burned slightly orange. The recessed base has a colorless glaze.

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