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Provenance

(Parish-Watson Gallery, New York) by 1917; sold to Harry G. Steele [1881-1942], Pasadena; his widow, Grace C. Steele [d. 1974]; gift 1972 to NGA.

Bibliography
1917
Chinese Pottery of the Han, T'ang and Sung Dynasties; Owned and Exhibited by Parish-Watson & Co., Inc.. New York, 1917: no. 133, frontispiece.
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: 271, color repro.
Technical Summary

This vase has thick walls and is very heavy for its size. The ceramic body is dull gray and is covered by a streaked brown glaze. The base is flat and unglazed.