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Inscription

inscribed on the base in overglaze green and black enamel with an artemisia leaf mark

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: 152, color repro.
Technical Summary

The lip and interior are covered with colorless enamel. The chamfered foot-ring encloses a recessed, glazed base, in the center of which is a mark in the shape of an artemisia leaf. 1

1. For a vessel with an identical mark, see Hobson 1925-1928, 4: 24 (D107).